According to the World Bank, 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. There is a great need to provide services so that the disabled can live healthy, active and independent lives.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. It may result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, exposure to excessive noise
Listening to music through headphones is increasingly common but can have an adverse effect on hearing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 billion youth are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits.
World radio day is an opportunity to look at how advances in audio engineering are still shaping our lives. A revolutionary new technology called object-based audio could help people with disabilities as well as each one of us become more engaged with various media platforms.