HEAR
ING

LOSS

HEARING LOSS
&

the SOCIETAL IMPACT

hearing loss in facts & figures

World Facts

ADULTS

32 mi. children

worldwide are born with or develop sensorineural deafness in their early childhood.

€224 bil. yearly

are the estimated total costs for untreated hearing impairment in the EU.(2015)

$383.000 per person

are the estimated lifetime costs of untreated hearing loss in the US.(2003

Here, HEARRING wants to elaborate on the issue of hearing impairment by highlighting the important facts to facilitate deeper understanding for what is going on, what could be done and why...

… as despite the benefits of cochlear implantation to both the child and society, the potential of this treatment remains unrealized