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Hearing Statistics

  • 1 in every 10 persons hasĀ 

    hearing loss

    - According to Devadiga, Varghese & Bhat (2014),
  • The prevalence was more for auditory disorders (62%) followed by language disorders (24%) and then

    speech disorders

    (14%).
  • More prevalent in males as compared to females
  • As per National Institute on deafness and other communication disorders (2015), estimates 15% of Hearing Loss is due to noise- work, leisure activity or use of mobile phone.
  • In India the prevalence of Hearing Loss is
    • 2.4% in children
    • 9.5% in adults below 65 years
    • 48% in adults above 65 years