We planned this study to define the worldwide burden of health loss attributed to hearing impairment occurred during the past 10 years according to the 2019 Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) database. The current worldwide burden of health loss due to all forms of hearing impairment is estimated at 43.4 million Years Lived with Disability (YLDs), representing 28% of cumulative YLDs due to all physical impairments in GHDx. The hearing loss-attributable YLDs have linearly increased (r = 0.997; P < 0.01) by 18.7% during the past 10 years. Reinforced policies are hence needed for preventing development of mild hearing impairment and/or progression toward more severe deficiencies.

Estimating the worldwide burden of health loss due to hearing loss

Nocini, Riccardo;Lippi, Giuseppe
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Mattiuzzi, Camilla
2023-01-01

Abstract

We planned this study to define the worldwide burden of health loss attributed to hearing impairment occurred during the past 10 years according to the 2019 Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) database. The current worldwide burden of health loss due to all forms of hearing impairment is estimated at 43.4 million Years Lived with Disability (YLDs), representing 28% of cumulative YLDs due to all physical impairments in GHDx. The hearing loss-attributable YLDs have linearly increased (r = 0.997; P < 0.01) by 18.7% during the past 10 years. Reinforced policies are hence needed for preventing development of mild hearing impairment and/or progression toward more severe deficiencies.
burden, health loss, hearing loss
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