There are currently 466 million people in the world with hearing loss.
We're being urged to turn down the volume on our devices and limit our attendance at gigs and nightclubs.
It's World Hearing Day and the the evidence shows are people are going deaf at a much younger age than ever before.
There are currently 466 million people in the world with hearing loss, a huge jump on the 300 million people who were hard of hearing in 2010.
Dolores Madden, Audiologist with Hidden Hearing, says more and more younger people are now presenting with hearing loss: