14 Feb World Hearing Day – March 3
• At all life stages, communication and good hearing connect us to each other, our communities, and the world. Losing that connection can be isolating, depressing and even contribute to a decline in mental and physical health.
• A person is said to have hearing loss if they are not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing which is 20 dB or better in both ears.
• Most people with hearing loss can experience remarkable improvement by being fitted with hearing devices appropriate for their individual needs. For those who have hearing loss, appropriate and timely intervention and solutions can make a huge difference in their lives…facilitating access to education, employment and communication.
• Globally, there is lack of access to interventions to address hearing loss, such as hearing aids. The World Health Organization estimates that 6.1% of the world population is living with hearing loss. Chico Hearing Aid Center has joined with the International Hearing Society to help advance availability of intervention through the health systems.