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Help us aid those with hearing loss in developing countries
Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from hearing loss.
Here at TranscriptionServices.com, we’re able to produce top-notch transcripts for clients around the world because we’re fortunate enough to have good audial health. However, hundreds of millions of people around the world, including over 32 million children, aren’t so lucky.
Around 80% of hearing loss cases are in developing nations, and the poorer a country is, the more it struggles with hearing loss, with South Asia, Asia Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa demonstrating the largest percentages. These regions also suffer 90% of all chronic ear infections, with a prevalence as high as 46% in some areas, and these conditions can cause life-threatening complications in the most severe cases.
Childhood deafness delays development.
Across the developing world, children suffering from hearing loss face additional challenges, including delayed development of speech, language, and cognitive skills. These impairments can lead to difficulties at school, and the children may drop out altogether, as 90% of children with disabilities in the developing world do not attend school.
Childhood deafness can result from preventable illnesses such as measles and mumps that disproportionately affect developing countries. These regions also have fewer resources to detect and treat hearing-related conditions, and hearing aids are generally expensive, leaving millions without access to a solution and stunting the growth of countless children.
The developing world has little access to hearing aids.
Less than 2% of the children in developing countries with hearing impairment have access to hearing aids. The primary reasons are the high costs compared to the local GDP, the lack of skilled hearing health personnel, and the lack of public awareness of the importance of auditory health. With the average cost of hearing aids in developing countries estimated at $200 to $500 and the per-capita income in the 49 least developed countries less than $760, hearing aids are largely inaccessible to the developing world.
There are programs and initiatives to help set people in developing nations up with hearing aids, but the costs are ongoing, as the batteries need to be replaced regularly. Therefore, even those who have access to hearing aids can lose the access without additional assistance. That’s where we’d like to help. As much as we would like to, we can’t supply everyone in need with hearing aids, but for every order you place with us, we’ll donate a month’s worth of hearing aid batteries to a recipient in a developing country.
Order transcripts and help those with hearing impairment in the developing world.
Here at TranscriptionServices.com, we believe in doing well by doing good. We’ve decided to do our part to help, so for every transcription order you make through us, we’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to provide a recipient in a developing country with a month’s worth of hearing aid batteries.
These donations will help people with hearing loss across Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and Oceania, leading to improved quality of life. They will also help children with hearing loss stay in school, get an education, and help build up their communities.
We can’t help everyone with hearing loss, but we can dramatically improve the lives of some people and help make the world a better place.
Join us by ordering a transcript today and help make someone’s life more musical!