Face the Facts! Prevalence of hearing loss amongst older persons in South Africa by Fanie du Toit
Natalie Johnson

There are approximately 3 658 000 million older persons in SA (5.9% of SA population), of which 1 829 000 million persons with hearing loss (approximately 50%), of whom:

👉1 646 100 million people make use listening devices or alternate methods of communication as their primary method of communication. (90% or more).

👉182,900 are SA Sign Language users (10% or less).

Image: Fig 1.6 World Report on Hearing

Sources: Census2022

World Report on Hearing 2021


Compiled by:

Fanie du Toit

Adult Education Practitioner

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