Hearing is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through the ear. Our ability to hear and understand connects us with people. Hearing - a sense often taken for granted. Not here. At Bernafon, we are passionate about your hearing.
Without good hearing abilities, communication and social interactions are restricted and quality of life can suffer significantly. Predominantly, hearing loss is a natural part of growing old; just as most elderly people require reading glasses.
Hearing loss is a natural consequence of getting older. It can start in our 30s or 40s and by the time we reach our 80s, more than half of us suffer from significant hearing loss with some social, psychological, and physical problems.
How do we measure hearing loss? The severity of a hearing loss depends on how loud a sound must be before an individual hears it. Hearing losses are categorized as mild, moderate, severe, and profound.
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs as a natural part of growing older; it accounts for about 90% of all hearing loss. It is commonly caused by damage to the inner ear (the cochlea) by exposure to loud sounds, head injuries, genetics, diseases, tumors, and certain powerful medications.
Conductive hearing loss is another type where a mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear interferes with the transmission of sound waves to the inner ear.
Hearing loss can have a big impact, especially in situations where speech understanding is key and background noise is present. Recognizing the symptoms of hearing loss is important. Do you or does someone close to you:
You may already suspect that you have a hearing loss if you answered positive to one or more of the questions above. Don't worry, we can help you. Bernafon products and technologies empower people to hear and communicate better – so you can overcome obstacles and pursue your passions.
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