Untreated Disabling Hearing Loss Costs Billions – in the US and the Rest of the World

A new study compiled for Hear-It estimates that disabling hearing loss (≥35 dB HL) costs €216 billion per year in Europe. Applying the report's same methodology to the United States, 14.6 million people in the USA live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss, with a cost of $133 billion each year. This amounts to $9,100 per person with an untreated disabling hearing loss.