Nearly 40% of over-65s hearing-impaired: survey

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 03, 2019
By: Wu Liang-yi  /  Staff reporter

Nearly 40 percent of people older than 65 suffer from hearing loss, meaning up to 1.37 million elderly

Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Cochlear Implant Center director Chen Kuang-chao, second right, and PSA Charitable Foundation chief executive officer Lin Long-sen, second left, hold placards at a news conference in Taipei yesterday to urge the public to take regular hearing examinations.
Photo: Wu Liang-yi, Taipei Times

people in Taiwan have hearing problems, a survey published by the PSA Charitable Foundation said yesterday.

The survey looked at the hearing examination reports of 9,055 people from 2016 until earlier this year.

Almost one out of every four people older than 65 is hearing impaired, higher than the WHO’s 33 percent average for the same age group, it found.

The ratio increases to 48 percent for those older than 75 and 71.4 percent for those older than 85, it showed.    [FULL  STORY]

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