A boy with hearing difficulties does his school work. A World Health Organisation report has revealed that one in four people will suffer from hearing problems by 2050. Photo: Getty Images
A boy with hearing difficulties does his school work. A World Health Organisation report has revealed that one in four people will suffer from hearing problems by 2050. Photo: Getty Images
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Hearing problems could affect one in four people by 2050, WHO warns, and urges more spending on prevention

  • One in five people worldwide has hearing problems, causing economic losses of US$1 trillion a year, and a report says their number may rise to one in four
  • Many of the problems that cause deafness – such as infections, diseases, birth defects and noise exposure – could be prevented, the WHO report says

A boy with hearing difficulties does his school work. A World Health Organisation report has revealed that one in four people will suffer from hearing problems by 2050. Photo: Getty Images
A boy with hearing difficulties does his school work. A World Health Organisation report has revealed that one in four people will suffer from hearing problems by 2050. Photo: Getty Images
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