Around 20% of women and 30% of men in Europe suffer from a degree of hearing loss by the age of 70. Globally, 10% of those suffering from hearing loss suffer from severe hearing loss. Hearing loss is a huge problem for the health of Europe’s citizens, threatening to put huge pressure on Europe’s health and social care systems if left untreated. Innovative medical technology can alleviate the burden.
In this vein, HFE has built a stakeholders Coalition to raise awareness among the European policy makers on the social and economic and launch the Manifesto on Hearing Loss and Disability.
Read the Manifesto and its explanatory notes below.