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Deafness and hard of hearing

  • Ashley Firth
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Abstract

Hearing loss is extremely common. According to the World Health Organization, more than 5% of the world's population – 466 million people – are deaf or hearing impaired, with 11 million of those people residing in the UK.1 It’s thought that by 2050, over 900 million people around the world (1 in 10) will have a hearing impairment.2 With deafness set to become more prominent, we need to ensure that more attention is given to the barriers that these users could face.

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© Ashley Firth  2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley Firth
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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