World Hearing Day: who says1.5billion people live with hearing loss
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 3, 2023
As today Marks the 2023 world Hearing Day, The World Health Organization says an estimated 1.5 billion people globally live with hearing loss.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, made this known in her message to mark the 2023 World Hearing Day with theme: “Ear and hearing care for all! Let’s make it a reality”.
She also said that the number could rise to over 2.5 billion by 2030.
It was gathered that that the World Hearing Day is held on March third each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss as well as promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Moeti said that the burden of ear and hearing problems reflects significant inequalities disproportionately impacting on the marginalized populations across the globe.