CDC Estimates U.S. Hearing Loss Prevalence at 16 Percent Almost 16 percent of U.S. adults 18 years and older had any hearing loss during 2014–2016, according to the National Health Interview Survey of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey asked, “Without the use of hearing aids or other listening devices, is your hearing excellent, good, ... News in Brief
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CDC Estimates U.S. Hearing Loss Prevalence at 16 Percent
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CDC Estimates U.S. Hearing Loss Prevalence at 16 Percent
The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 14. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.23022018.14
The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 14. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.23022018.14
Almost 16 percent of U.S. adults 18 years and older had any hearing loss during 2014–2016, according to the National Health Interview Survey of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The survey asked, “Without the use of hearing aids or other listening devices, is your hearing excellent, good, have a little trouble hearing, moderate trouble, a lot of trouble, or are you deaf?”
The prevalence of any hearing loss was lowest in New Jersey (10.6 percent), Connecticut (11 percent), Maryland (11 percent), California (12.3 percent), New York (12.6 percent), and the District of Columbia (8.6 percent). The prevalence of any hearing loss was highest in West Virginia (24.7 percent), Oregon (24.6 percent), Montana (23.8 percent), Idaho (23.1 percent), and Wyoming (22.3 percent).
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