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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 need hearing aids in developing countries

This suggests that there are an estimated 56 million hearing aid users worldwide. It is estimated that current hearing aid production meets only 3% of the need in developing countries.

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