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World demographics and the scope of the increasing worldwide H-I-P population.
We at lessersound represent the experiences and needs of about 900,000,000-1,000,000,000 H-I-P people . Yes, billion. That’s 12-15% of the world’s population of 7.1 billion who are H-I-P. Each of us has a family that is impacted. That number grows yearly. H-I-P have two ears. Each ear is affected differently by loss and problems. Each ear is unique. Do the math. Some 1.8 -2 .0 billion ears are affected. Yes, billions of ears and increasing each year. Then there are H-A-R-P Hearing At Risk People. Hundreds of millions, if not billions more potentially affected by unsafe sound. We’ll anticipate the needs of the families of H-I-P and H-A-R-P as well. Huge demographics. Huge numbers of people to be benefited through our vision on two fronts, augmentation and prevention and the demographic grows each year.
U. S. demographics for H-I-P
The USA has some 36,000,000 H-I-P, 72,000,000 ears, and 36 million H-I-P families. Other respected publications including HLAA Magazine estimate the number of H-I-P as 48,000,000 in the USA alone. Overall, some 12-15% of the world population is H-I-P. Documented Research reflects the following: As our USA population matures and lives longer, H-I-P (entering 65 years of age) will increase by some 3,600,000 per year together with some 3, 600,000 new affected families. Our seniors will be 40%-50% H-I-P as time passes and people live longer. In 10 years there will be some 70,000,000 H-I-P with 140,000,000 ears in the USA and a like number of families.