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Hearing loss is on the rise

By paula / 19/02/2019 / Comments Off on Hearing loss is on the rise

March 3 – 9 is Hearing Awareness Week – a time to focus on the fragility of hearing health and what we can all do to protect it. While hearing loss is often described as the ‘invisible disability’, about 4 million Australians are hearing impaired or deaf and the figure is expected to continue to rise. The number is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise – often in the workplace – as well as accidents, the environment and our ageing population. Unfortunately, people often wait years before they seek help for their hearing loss. They ignore the signs, which...

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