people suffering from hearing loss" About 58% of people over 65 years old have a senile hearing loss.
Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), believes that "hearing, once lost, cannot be regained".
Perhaps we should view it as a "challenge that cannot be regained" just like vision.
Author : Tsuyoshi Komoto
freecle Inc. / Exective Officer
Once the hearing is lost, it cannot be regained.
Does human hearing decline with age?
According to the Japan Geriatrics Society, 58% of people over the age of 65 years old have a hearing loss, an alarming figure of more than one in two.
More than 1 in 2 people have a hearing loss, which is an astonishing figure.
Commenting on this social problem, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), referring to the problem of hearing loss among young people, says, "Hearing, once lost, cannot be regained.
There are many theories on the restoration of hearing, so it's hard to make a blanket statement, but the Executive Director's opinion was echoed by many.
Perhaps we should consider hearing loss as a "serious, irreversible problem" just like vision.
Let's start by checking your/family's hearing
I'm sure many of you reading this article are concerned about some symptoms (anomalies) in yourself or your family.
Symptoms and causes vary widely from person to person, so we recommend that you seek medical attention at a hospital, not just based on the internet.
Even if you are busy with work or household chores, you may want to start by checking your own and your family's hearing first.
Summary (Author's Thoughts)
My (Kamoto's) father felt his hearing loss 5 years ago and then stayed that way for 2 years.
He could hear well, depending on the day, and he took it lightly. Now I can't hear much in one ear.
I'm not a doctor, so I ask myself, "Why did it get worse?" I don't know what caused it. Frankly, there is only so much I can do. I'm powerless.
Through this experience, I've wondered if "ear anxiety" might be a topic that is often neglected. I was able to write this article. I hope it will help someone to realize that.
WHO, "Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Executive Director (Opinion),"
Japan Geriatrics Society, "Japanese Journal of Geriatrics, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2014 (Hearing Loss in the Elderly),"