One in four people will have hearing problems by 2050: WHO | MedicalXpress

One in four of the world’s population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, calling for extra investment in prevention and treatment. 

The first-ever global report on hearing said that the causes of many of the problems—such as infections, diseases, birth defects, noise exposure and lifestyle choices—could be prevented.

The report proposed a package of measures, which it calculated would cost $1.33 per person per year.

Against that, it set the figure of nearly a trillion US dollars lost every year because the issue was not being properly addressed.

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