March 3, 2018 is World Hearing Day! On this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to spread awareness about the anticipated rise in the number of people with hearing loss across the world.
According to WHO, there are 466 million people with hearing loss in the world. Unless action is taken, by 2030 there will be nearly 630 million people with disabling hearing loss; by 2050, the number could rise to over 900 million.
Check out these great infographics about the prevalence of hearing loss in the world and what you can do to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
The Center raises awareness locally about the rise in noise-induced hearing loss through annual presentations at local elementary schools and educating the public at events and conferences.
To learn more about World Hearing Day, visit the WHO website.