The Hearing-Impaired Population of Nicaragua

SIL International estimates...

...that the hearing-impaired population in Nicaragua is greater than 600,000. For a country of just over 6 million people total, this equates to 1 out of every 10 dealing with hearing impairment (this is double the 1:20 rate in the rest of the world).

The average annual income in Nicaragua is under $2,000. This less than the cost of a single pair of hearing aids in the United States.