What is it like to be hearing impaired?
Early Intervention is key to successful outcomes
Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in the world.
In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that about 5% of the entire world’s population has disabling hearing loss. That equals about 466 million individuals. Furthermore, they estimate that in 30 years from now, that number will rise to 900 million individuals.
There are many types of hearing loss with a range of consequences that depends on the individual and often unique type of hearing loss. The most common experience is a reduced ability to understand other people, particularly in noisy situations. This can impact how you interact with family and friends, making it difficult to learn at school and or perform your duties in the workplace competently.