Consider the Facts: Disabling Hearing Loss

“Over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people – has disabling hearing loss  (328 million adults and 32 million children). Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40dB in the better hearing ear in adults and a hearing loss greater than 30dB in the better hearing ear in children. The majority of these people live in low- and middle-income countries.”

World Health Organization, Feb. 2013

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