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1 in 4 people estimated to have hearing problems by 2050: WHO

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One in four people, or close to 2.5 billion individuals globally, are projected to be living with some degree of hearing loss by the year 2050, cautions the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing. 

According to the report, around 700 million of these people will need access to ear and hearing care as well as other rehabilitation services. The report has been released ahead of World Hearing Day on March 3, and emphasizes the need to accelerate efforts for preventing and addressing hearing loss by means of investment in ear and hearing care services and also by expanding access to such key services. The report outlines the evidence-based interventions that all countries must include in their health systems… (WHO, March 2, 2021)
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