About 800 million people around the world are affected by hearing loss.
It is estimated, that this number will rise to 1.1 billion by 2015 – about 16% of the world’s population.
According to report in the Times of India 3 in 10 are suffering from hearing loss and according to experts, 68 percent of the people can be helped by hearing aid. According to experts, 50 percent of the cases of hearing loss can be prevented through early intervention
Several different studies show that approx. 65% of people with hearing loss experience a mild hearing loss, 30% a moderate and 5% a severe or profound hearing loss.
Studies also showed that only one in five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one.
On average, people with hearing loss wait almost 10 years before they do something about it.
At the same time, more and more young people experience hearing loss, which is mainly due to excessive noise levels and listening to music much too loudly.