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Percent of the U.S. population aged 20-69 with hearing loss > 25 decibels, by decade
Age in Years Percent of the U.S. Population
20-29 0.8
30-39 0.9
40-49 3.4
50-59 11.2
60-69 24.7

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012. Analysis reported in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, December 2016.

NIDCD's 12/15/16 news release on this data

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January 10, 2017