If you have hearing loss, then you are just one of the 466 million people worldwide living with a similar condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that this will rise to more than 900 million people by 2050.
If you are looking for more information on hearing loss, here are the hearing loss statistics you need to know.
It’s estimated that 432 million adults have hearing loss.
of hearing loss in children aged under 15 can be linked to preventable causes
US $750 billion
WHO estimates that untreated hearing costs the global economy US$750 billion each year.
WHO estimates that untreated hearing costs the global economy US$750 billion each year. This cost includes education support, health sector costs (not including the cost of hearing aids and other devices), social care costs and loss of productivity. Adults with hearing loss generally have a high unemployment rate, and those people with hearing loss who are employed will tend to have lower grades of employment compared to the general workforce.
Hearing loss continues to be one of the most common physical conditions in the world. As we are generally living longer compared to previous generations, we can expect to see higher numbers of the population living with hearing loss and associated conditions.
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