Overcoming the Challenges of Hearing Impairment
According to the World Health Organization, 360 million worldwide have disabiling hearing loss. Another 1.1 billion people are at risk of hearing loss.
Children with hearing impairment can experience delays in the development of speech, language and cognitive skills.
In adults, hearing impairment and deafness can make it difficult to obtain and keep employment.
Hearing impaired children and adults are often socially stigmatized and isolated.
Lions service activities for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment may include:
- Hearing loss awareness campaigns
- Hearing screenings
- Hearing aid recycling program
- Recreational camps for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Assistance for the deaf and hearing impaired individuals