07/03/2018 0 Comments
About 360 million people (over 5% of the world’s population) are affected by hearing loss. Half of all cases could be avoided through prevention and medical treatment.
Even people with mild hearing loss experience difficulties, such as following a conversation or a business meeting, especially in a crowded or noisy environment.
Reasons why people lose some of their ability to hear are:
- Exposure to noise
- Medicine or drugs
When hearing loss starts, other things can be lost too, such as social connection and the ability to communicate. Even physical health can deteriorate.