Hearing Loss

Hearing LossHearing Loss

The number of people suffering from hearing loss is increasing in the country. Around 2.6 in every 1,000 babies are born deaf, Mohammad Farhadi, minister of science, said on Sunday. According to research, genetic factors (hereditary) cause more than 50% of all hearing loss, IRNA quoted him as saying. At present, there are more than half a million deaf people in the country. Premarital genetic testing can help prevent the figure from increasing.