Note: Data are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population.
The 2010 target line represents the goal recommended by the Hearing Health group, which was discussed and approved by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Healthy People 2010.
Source: Healthy People 2010: Objective 28-13b. The numbers of cochlear implants in the United States are based on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, AHRQ, and the numbers of deaf or very hard-of-hearing persons are calculated from aggregating 5 years of annual surveys of the National Health Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC.
Chart created by the Health Promotion Statistics Branch, NCHS, CDC and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program, NIDCD, NIH.