Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Topic: Hearing

By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with hearing loss: Report

By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing.

466 million have disabling hearing loss and by 2050 figure will almost double, WHO warns

Worldwide, some 466 million people have disabling hearing loss, and the WHO estimates that by 2050 that figure will almost double, affecting one in 10 people. The cost of unaddressed hearing loss is believed to be around US$ 750 billion.