Q: Just over one third of Canadians 20-70 years of age have this in common. What is it?
A: High frequency hearing loss. 35.4%
According to Statistics Canada, more than one million adults across the country reported having a hearing-related disability, a number more than 50% greater than the number of people reporting problems with their eyesight (StatsCan, 2002). Other studies indicate that the true number may reach three million or more Canadian adults, as those suffering from hearing problems often under-report their condition.