Statistics on Hearing

May 15, 2007

Statistique

  • About 10% of the world’s population suffers from hearing loss.
    Source : MarkeTrack 6, Hearing Review
  • 28.6 million people in North America are hard of hearing.
    Source : MarkeTrack 6, Hearing Review
  • 49% of people of 75 or over suffer from hearing loss.
    Source : Statistics Canada
  • It has been proven that people living with hearing loss suffer physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally from this handicap.
    Source : MarkeTrack 6, Hearing Review
  • A study shows that when not treated, hearing loss leads to a negative impact on one’s quality of life.
    Source : NCOA (National Council of Aging)
  • After Arthritis, deafness is the most common “deficiency” amongst the elderly population.
    Source : Better Hearing Institute
  • It has been shown that persons who have trouble hearing are more likely to get upset and get irritated more easily.
    Source : NCOA (National Council of Aging)
  • It has been shown that persons who have trouble hearing pretend to understand what people are saying.
    Source : NCOA (National Council of Aging)