Understanding hearing and causes of hearing loss

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, September 2009, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2009.3.9.43996

The process of hearing and causes of hearing impairments.

What is it about?

This article explores the process of hearing and some of the causes of hearing impairments.

Why is it important?

Even a mild hearing loss causes problems with identification of everyday sounds such as voices, the doorbell and the telephone ringing. Severe hearing loss profoundly affects a person's ability to communicate effectively and to participate in many leisure activities.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Many of the UK's population experience hearing problems, but some may be unaware of the extent unless it is brought to their attention.

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