Hearing loss

Have the birds stopped singing? An estimated 10% of the world’s population has a hearing loss and one in five people between the ages of 40 and 60 have a hearing loss.
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As hearing loss often worsens gradually, many people simply aren’t aware of the problem – they attribute their hearing difficulties to other causes and gradually change their lives. Read more about hearing loss and your hearing health in this section.

Who has a hearing loss?
  • If you have a hearing loss, you are not alone.
  • 10% of the world’s population has a hearing loss.
  • 29% of people over 65 have a hearing loss.
  • 3 in 10 people over 60 have hearing problems.
  • 60% - the majority of people with hearing loss - are male.
  • 1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 46-64) have hearing problems.
  • 65% of people with hearing loss are below retirement age.