Oh you are not alone. I read somewhere that 1% of the population starts out deaf from birth and another 1% become deaf. That is 2% of the population.
There are 350,000,000 people in the US alone. That is seven hundred million people.
The population of New York City is only eight hundred million.
There are quite a few entire states whose population is under 700,000,000.
Living life in the sandbox.