World health organization

10 facts on deafness

The picture shows young children, dressed in white and sitting on the ground. They are wearing hearing aids.
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About 20% of people with hearing loss would benefit from devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants

It is estimated that there are 56 million potential users who would benefit from the use of a hearing device. However, the production of hearing aids, for example, meets only 10% of global need, and 3% of developing countries’ need.

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