World Wide Hearing Receives Grand Challenges Canada Funding to Carry Out Innovative Impact Study

Posted on May 26, 2015

The consequences of hearing loss are underappreciated because unlike other impairments, hearing loss is an invisible disability. In order to illustrate the critical importance of hearing, World Wide Hearing is proud to announce that it will conduct a first-of-its-kind study to investigate the impact of providing hearing aids on poverty, quality of life, and mental health for people living in developing countries. No such study exists, even though the World Health Organization considers hearing loss to be among the world’s most disabling conditions. This pioneering research, which will be carried out in Guatemala in 2015-2017, is made possible by funding from Grand Challenges Canada and the Blema and Arnold Steinberg Foundation.