WHD 2021Today is World Hearing Day. The theme is 'Hearing Care for ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate'.
Approximately one third of people over 65 years of age are affected by disabling hearing loss. One of the main impacts of hearing loss is on the individual’s ability to communicate with others. Exclusion from communication can have a significant impact on everyday life, causing feelings of loneliness, isolation, and frustration, particularly among older people with hearing loss.
It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. If you would like to find out more about the World Health Organization's action plan for tackling hearing loss worldwide take a look at their website.