More than one-million Canadians suffer from hearing loss

According to the Canadian Hearing Foundation hearing loss is the fastest growing and one of the most prevalent chronic conditions facing Canadians.

More than one million adults across the country report having a hearing-related disability – that’s more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting eyesight problems and it’s likely to be closer to three million or more as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition.

The cost to the Canadian economy is estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars.

Research shows that over the last decade the percentage of children in Grade 2 with hearing loss has increased by 280%, while hearing loss among Grade 8 youth has increased over 400%.

Nearly 15 per cent of school-aged children had hearing deficits at low and high frequencies.

Found  on The Hearing Foundation of Canada’s website.

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