1. An estimated 1.57 billion people (one-in-five individuals) globally had hearing loss in 2019.
2. By 2050, 2.45 billion people are expected to have hearing loss, representing a 56% increase from 2019.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: Hearing loss is common and can negatively affect multiple aspects of an individual’s...
1. Approximately 1 in every 3 people worldwide (2.41 billion) could benefit from rehabilitation services with the Western Pacific region having the greatest need.
2. Musculoskeletal disorders contributed most to the need for rehabilitation with lower back pain identified as the most prevalent condition globally.
Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)
1. The 2016 Global Burden of Disease Survey data was assessed to evaluate lifetime risk of stroke in numerous countries and territories, providing global stroke risk data showing an increased global risk of stroke in 2016 compared to 1990.
2. Lifetime stroke risk was greatest among countries in East Asia,...