1.5 billion people globally have hearing loss, projected to rise

News-Medical.Net February 29, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: The United Nations reports over 1.5 billion people globally have hearing loss, projected to rise to 2.5 billion by 2030. Hearing loss impacts mental health, leading to isolation, depression, and cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss can cause social exclusion and increase the risk of dementia. Early intervention and support, including hearing aids and counseling, can mitigate these effects. Addressing hearing loss is crucial for mental well-being.

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