How many people are affected by hearing impairment ?
Approximately 466 million* people suffer from a disabling level of hearing loss worldwide. This is more than 5% of the international population.
全世界約有 4.66 億人患有致殘級別的聽力損失。 這超過了全球人口的 5%。
Hearing Loss is on the rise !聽力損失呈上升趨勢 !
Source : World Health Organization
Hearing loss is very common among the elderly.
About 35% of people between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss.
Almost 50% of people aged over 75 are hearing-impaired.
65 至 75歲之間的人中，約有 35％患有一定程度的聽力損失 。
“ 110 million young people (aged between 12–35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noise in recreational settings. ”
mentioned in 2020 WHO report on deafness and hearing loss.
世衛組織在 2020 年關於耳聾和聽力損失的報告中提到：
“ 會有 11 億年輕人（ 年齡在 12-35 歲之間 ）因娛樂所接觸的噪音而面臨聽力損失的風險。”
What support is currently available for the hearing impaired ? 目前為聽障人士提供的支援 ？
The current major clinical support for people with certain degree of hearing loss or blockage is in-ear hearing aids devices.
However, over 80% of hearing-impaired people don't want to wear hearing aid device.
但是，超過 80％ 的聽力障礙人士不想佩戴助聽器。
Reasons for rejecting in-ear hearing aids devices:
Cost issues. ( Average around US$2000 per ear )
Fit and comfort issues. ( balance of hearing in both ears )
Quality & maintenance issues.
Appearance & Psycho-Social issues.
成本問題。 （ 平均每隻耳朵需要花費約 2000美元 ）
設計是否貼身和舒適問題。 （ 雙耳的收音平衡問題 ）
The current major surgery aid for people with deafness is the implantation of in-ear hearing aid devices into the skull.
Sound Transmitting device ( in-skull implanted )
External Sound Receiver
However, surgery risk and very high cost issue.但是，手術的風險和費用很高的。
466 million users’ market. NO perfect solutions yet ! 一個有 4.66 億用戶的市場。尚無完美的解決方案！
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