Hearing Loss: The Hidden Epidemic
Based on World Health Organization data, an estimated 693 million people suffer from hearing loss. And it is growing at the dramatic rate of 160% per year. Despite the challenges faced by sufferers of hearing loss (and those they talk to), 75% of the Americans experiencing it don’t use hearing aids. No single solution meets their cost, cosmetic, convenience and clarity needs. People with uncompensated hearing loss often mask their disability, to damaging effect. Their relationships and quality of life suffer. Untreated hearing loss has been shown to increase risks of depression, memory deterioration and job-related problems.
Hearing loss is a problem in need of a new kind of solution.