On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that by 2050, one in every four people would have hearing difficulties, urging more research in prevention and care.
Many of the issues such as illnesses, disorders, birth defects, noise pollution, and lifestyle choices, may be avoided, as per the first-ever global study on hearing.
The study recommended a package of interventions that would cost $1.33 per person per year, according to the report.
In response, it reported that nearly a trillion dollars was wasted each year as a result of the issue’s inability to be properly addressed.
According to the study, one out of every five people in the world presently suffers from hearing loss.
However, the study cautioned that “the number of people with hearing loss could more than 1.5-fold increase over the next three decades” to 2.5 billion people, up from 1.6 billion in 2019.