More Than One Billion People at Risk of Hearing Loss

February 27, 2015 6:14 PM

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More Than One Billion People at Risk of Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made announcement that more than one billion people have risk of losing their hearing. The WHO has also informed that about half of those between the ages of 12 and 35 in high income countries are at risk because of unsafe sound levels when they listen to audio devices.

"As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more young people are placing themselves at risk of hearing loss", said Dr. Etienne Krug, WHO Director for the Department for Management of Non- communicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention.

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