The first prerequisite in order to effect change is to recognize that there is a problem. In 2011 the World Health Organization reported that 360,000,000 people worldwide have disabling hearing loss.1
This is especially distressing because 32 million of those affected are children and 80% live in low and middle-income countries without adequate access to hearing health care. Lack of equipment, the absence of trained personnel and limited health care infrastructure all compound to create circumstances where an easily treatable hearing loss is ignored and the full impact of disability is felt.
Read the whole story at Canadian Audiology here.