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[AUDITORY] Will I be deaf?
When encouraging people to be interested in hearing impairment, I'd like
to say "most of us will be deaf". (The more common "1 in 6 adults in the
UK..." isn't quite as personal.)
My best guess is that this is almost true, given our long life
expectancy and the increasing risks of presbycusis, but I'd love to be
able to put a figure on it.
Does anyone on the list have the epidemiological ability (and the data)
to estimate what proportion of the adult population (in the UK or
elsewhere) will at some point have a clinically significant hearing loss
at some point?
All the best,