#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss affects 10 percent of the population

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 5 percent of the world’s population — or 360 million people — has disabling hearing loss. Key to this statistic is the word “disabling”. Take it out, and the number of people with hearing loss soars to approximately 750 million adults — or 10 percent of the adult population.

Of course, hearing loss doesn’t need to be disabling to have a big impact on a person’s quality of life. Little things like missing a grandchild’s silly jokes, or not hearing music as clearly as you once did can affect happiness.  

Treating hearing loss can help negate or minimize its many negative consequences and offers dozens of benefits that people with hearing loss may not have even thought of. 

To find hearing help, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here for a list of hearing aid stores in your area.

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By Starkey Hearing