According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hearing loss or hypoacusis is one the most common chronic health problems affecting 360 million people worldwide. It can be hereditary or a result from a disease, trauma, long-term noise exposure or medicines. In most cases, the causes leading to the loss can be prevented or treated appropriately if diagnosed early.

Deafness explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The main risk for deafness are the manipulation of the outer ear canal with cotton wabs and not to be exposed to intense noise for an extended period.
I would say that staying deaf is just too horrendous, you have an awful time, because you’re isolated, your character changes, you don’t think clearly. But I would also say that with the advances there are today, and the superb professionals who you can get over this and that together they will help you find the solution to your problem.

Substantiated information by:

Ignacio Berdejo Gago
Miguel Caballero Borrego

Published: 18 May 2018
Updated: 18 May 2018


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