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Untreated Ear Infections are Leading Cause of Hearing Loss in Children

A new World Health Organization (WHO) survey reveals that over five percent of the world’s population - 360 million people - are hearing impaired. The results of a study of 76 countries in regions most affected by hearing loss - Asia Pacific, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa - were released to coincide with March 3 International Ear Care Day.  The UN agency reports that about half of all cases of hearing loss can be easily treated or prevented. However, only 32 of these countries...

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