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Charts and Tables for Hearing Statistics

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Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening

Ear Infections

Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Hearing Loss

Tinnitus

Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening

 

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State-by-state breakdown of hearing screening rates for newborns in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007.

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Infant Hearing Screening Rates

National average hearing screening rates for infants, 1999 to 2009.

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Ear Infections

 

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Ambulatory Care Visits to U.S. Physicians Resulting in a Diagnosis of Otitis Media (Ear Infection)

Yearly number of ambulatory care visits (per 100 children) that result in a diagnosis of otitis media, by age of the child patient.

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Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

 

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New Cochlear Implants in 2001

Number of new cochlear implants per 10,000 deaf or hard-of-hearing persons in 2001, by sex and age.

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Use of Hearing Aids in 2006

Number of hearing aids per 1,000 adults in 2006, by sex and age.

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Use of Hearing Aids by Adults with Hearing Loss (updated in 2014)

This chart displays time trends in the use of hearing aids for adults (20–69 years) and older adults (70+ years), based on data collected for tracking by Healthy People 2010 and 2020.

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Hearing Loss

 

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Hearing Loss Increases With Age

Percent of the U.S. population aged 20-69 with hearing loss > 25 decibels, by decade.

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Noise Exposure at Work and Hearing Loss in Adults

Percent of the U.S. population aged 20-69 with hearing loss > 25 decibels, by occupational noise exposure.

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Age at Which Hearing Loss Begins

Clustered bar chart showing the age at which people first began to have hearing loss. Displays the percentage distribution by sex and age, based on subjects' report of any permanent hearing loss.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adults

This chart depicts the prevalence of (likely) noise-induced hearing loss from 2 time periods in adults (20–69 years) by race/ethnicity and sex (gender).

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adolescents

This chart shows the prevalence of (likely) noise-induced hearing loss from 2 time periods in adolescents (12–19 years).

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Tinnitus

 

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Prevalence of Chronic Tinnitus

Percentage of males and females with tinnitus lasting at least three months, by age.

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Last Updated Date: 
January 10, 2017