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Here, at Altura Learning, we provide social care companies with access to specialist content on the topic of Sensory Loss.
It is estimated that more than 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children) and this percentage will double by 2050. In people aged 65-74, the rate of hearing loss is estimated to be 33% and that increases to 50% by the age of 75.
A person is considered to have hearing loss if they aren’t able to hear as well as a person with normal hearing (hearing thresholds of a minimum of 25dB in both ears).