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About deafness and hearing loss

Please install the Flash Plugin Everything you've always wanted to know about deafness and hearing loss. We tell you what causes hearing loss and dispel many common myths. You can also find out the latest facts and figures about deafness and learn about deaf awareness.
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Deafness

We tell you what causes hearing loss, dispel many common myths and explain the mysteries of tinnitus. You can also find out the latest facts and figures about deafness and learn about deaf awareness.
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Types and causes of hearing loss

Almost ten million people in the UK are deaf or have a hearing loss. There are a number of different reasons why someone might be deaf or lose their hearing. We explore some of these causes in this section.
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The ear and how it works

We dispel five common myths about deafness, including 'hearing aids restore hearing' and 'deaf people only hear me when they feel like it’.
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Cochlear implants

Cochlear implants can improve people’s ability to hear and understand speech if they can’t benefit from a hearing aid. Cochlear implants enable children who are deaf to learn language, speak intelligibly and perform better at school.
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Glossary

Use our glossary to understand key terms and phrases used on our website and printed materials.
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Statistics

Quick access guide to the main statistics on hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus in the UK.
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Research breakthrough. Human stem cells restore hearing.

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