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  Rate per 1,000 Adults with
Moderate-to-Severe Hearing Loss
Adults (20–69 years) 162.7
Female 291.7
Male 121.9
20–39 years 329.3
40–59 years 107.8
60–69 years 173.2


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. The target rate for 2010 is 182.5 hearing aids per 1,000 adults with moderate-to-severe hearing loss.

Chart created by the Health Promotion Statistics Branch, NCHS, CDC and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program, NIDCD, NIH. Updated in November 2012.

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Last Updated Date: 
October 18, 2012