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Percentage distribution by sex and age, based on subjects' report of any permanent hearing loss (National Health Interview Survey, 2007).

Female Male
Birth 2 2
0–2 years 3 2
3–5 years 3 2
6–19 years 12 11
20–39 years 20 32
40–59 years 30 32
60–69 years 14 12
70+ years 16 8

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2007. Chart created by the NIDCD Epidemiology and Statistics Program. Updated in November 2012.

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