World health organization

10 facts on deafness

An elderly man is undergoing a regular ear check-up.
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Nearly 1 out of every 3 people over 65 years are affected by hearing loss

Left untreated hearing loss affects communication and can contribute to social isolation, anxiety, depression and cognitive decline. Age-related hearing loss can be managed effectively through a variety of means, including hearing aids.

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