The World Report on Hearing (WRH) has been developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution (WHA70.13), adopted in 2017 as a means of providing guidance for Member States to integrate ear and hearing care into their national health plans.

WHO estimates that over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people - has disabling hearing loss. The highest prevalence is found in the Asia Pacific, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. About half of all cases of hearing loss worldwide are easily prevented or treated.

Patralekha Chatterjee reports on the work of India

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A school for the hearing impaired sets an example in using alternate energy

Court passes order against noise pollution

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Kids who thrive on bubble guru may well be keeping the doctor away. Research just published by Matti Uhari and his team from the University of Oulu in Finland shows that a sweetener

Scientists identify the gene behind hereditary deafness

A gene related to deafness has been discovered in a Costa Rican family that may help understand why