Deafness means complete loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears; this is profound hearing impairment, 81 dB or greater hearing threshold, averaged at frequencies 0.5, 1, 2, 4 kHz.
Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
It often comes on gradually as you get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly.
Hearing loss can have many different causes.
Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity, active in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for people with any level of hearing loss, their families and friends.
Hearing Link UK understand that hearing loss affects far more than your ears.
The consequences can impact on every part of your life: relationships, work, daily routines, confidence and self-esteem, every hour of the day.
Through shared experiences, advice and personal support from people who have been through similar experiences, we can help you, and your family and friends, adjust to the practical and emotional challenges of living with hearing loss.
ACTION ON HEARING LOSS:
As the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, Action On Hearing Loss understand how hearing loss can affect everything in your life from your relationships, to your education and your job prospects.
Action On Hearing Loss are there to support and help you, so you can take back control and live the life you choose
From day-to-day-care, to practical information, to campaigning for a fairer world for people with hearing loss, and funding research to find a cure, Action On Hearing Loss take action on hearing loss.
Please visit: ActionHearingLoss.org.uk