WHO Urges People To Check Their Hearing On World Day
U.N. News: ‘Once lost, hearing doesn’t come back’: World Health Organization warns on World Hearing Day
“Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. To address this problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people on this year’s World Hearing Day, held on March 3, to check their hearing. Worldwide, some 466 million people have disabling hearing loss, and the WHO estimates that by 2050 that figure will almost double, affecting one in 10 people. The cost of unaddressed hearing loss is believed to be around US$ 750 billion…” (3/3).
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