02 May Stats on Hearing Loss
- Hearing loss affects 1 in 10 of Canadians of all ages.
- Hearing loss is not just for seniors. Hearing loss affects 1 out of 6 Baby Boomers (ages 42-60) and 1 out of 14 Gen-Xers (age 30-41); this is a significant portion of the active workforce.
- More than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight. Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition.
- Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic disability among older adults, behind arthritis and hypertension.
- Canadian Living ranked a hearing test as one of the top 9 tests that can help you live longer.