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:

For information on hearing impairment, visit the World Health Organization or contact us.