World Health Organisation Studies Hearing Loss

Tuesday 5th September, 2017

Very few people are aware of just by how much the issue of hearing loss is wide spread in our society. This is along with how many individuals around the globe live with this condition on a day to day basis.

Earlier this year, it was reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there were around an estimated 360 million people suffering from disabling hearing loss in the world. This makes up greater than 5% of the global population. It was said that, of that number, 328 million sufferers were adults and 32 million were children. But how is the condition so prevalent? What is the cause?

In certain cases, hearing loss may be attributed to complications during birth or genetic issues. There have been instances of the complaint being brought on by a chronic ear infectionor infectious disease.

However, hearing loss may often be the result of ageing, an accident or, commonly, exposure to loud noise. The World Health Organisation maintain that more than half the cases of childhood hearing loss may be down to preventable, avoidable reasons. Moreover, it is felt around 1.1 billion young people, between the ages of 12 and 35, may be in danger of losing their hearing from the exposure to loud noise. This may be in recreational surroundings, such as music in clubs, discos or concerts, amongst other causes.

It is believed that early detection can be of great help in the management of hearing loss. Sufferers lives can be greatly enhanced through examination and the wearing of hearing aids and other devices.

Darroch Hearing Clinics, through management and evaluation, as well as providing the finest hearing aid solutions, are indeed committed to improving the quality of life for individuals suffering from hearing loss. It has been our goal from the very beginning, and we shall continue in the same tradition. For as long as there is the need, and this condition effects so many people around the world.


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