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,