• 5% of deafness is due to genetic reasons
  • 30% results from damages and diseases during pregnancy and birth
  • 40% of deafness result from infections and diseases e.g meningitis, malaria etc
  • 10% of deafness is a result of accident and physical mistreatment
  • 15% of deafness has no known cause

To date there exist no successful medical or technological treatment for profound deafness. A few people with partially impaired hearing can gain some degree of hearing with the help of learning aids or rely on Sign Language or lip reading techniques.