Hearing loss in the U.S.

Statistics report about hearing loss in the United States

Hearing loss in the U.S.

This report presents key facts and figures about hearing loss in the United States. It contains a global overview before focusing specifically on the United States. It provides figures on hearing loss demographics, hearing professionals, and more.

Table of contents

Global overview

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  • Basic Statistic Number of people with hearing loss worldwide in 2019, 2030, 2040, and 2050
  • Premium Statistic Number of people with hearing loss worldwide in 2018, 2030, and 2050, by region
  • Basic Statistic Prevalence of hearing loss worldwide as of 2019, by region
  • Basic Statistic Number of people with hearing loss in select countries worldwide in 2008 and 2018
  • Basic Statistic Number of people with hearing loss worldwide as of 2019, by severity
  • Basic Statistic Rate of hearing loss worldwide as of 2019, by severity
  • Premium Statistic Global costs for hearing loss in 2019, by type of cost
  • Basic Statistic Global hearing aid market share by company 2019

U.S. overview

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  • Basic Statistic Importance of hearing health among U.S. adults 40 years and older 2023
  • Basic Statistic Opinions on hearing problems among U.S. adults 40 years and older 2023
  • Basic Statistic U.S. adults 40 years and older with a hearing test in past 5 years as of 2023
  • Basic Statistic Barriers to help for hearing problems among U.S. adults 40 years and older as of 2023
  • Premium Statistic Situations in which U.S. adults 40 years and older protected their hearing as of 2023

Hearing loss demographics

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  • Premium Statistic Number of 3 to 21 year olds with hearing impairments, U.S. 1990-2022
  • Basic Statistic Hearing difficulties even with a hearing aid among adults in the U.S. in 2019, by age
  • Basic Statistic Hearing difficulties with hearing aid among adults over 45 years U.S. 2019, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Hearing problems among middle-aged adults with hearing aids U.S. 2019, by ethnicity
  • Basic Statistic Hearing problems among older adults with hearing aids U.S. 2019, by ethnicity
  • Basic Statistic Middle-aged and older adults with hearing aids in the U.S. in 2019, by gender
  • Basic Statistic Share of people with a hearing disability in the U.S. as of 2021, by age
  • Premium Statistic Share of people in the U.S. with a hearing disability as of 2021, by state
  • Basic Statistic Prevalence of hearing disability among employed U.S. adults, 2016-2020, by occupation

Professionals

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  • Basic Statistic Number of audiologists in U.S. 2012-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of audiologists employed in the U.S. 2022, by state
  • Basic Statistic Number of hearing aid specialists in U.S. 2012-2021

Miscellaneous

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  • Basic Statistic U.S. adults 40 years and older with select health tests in past 5 years 2023
  • Premium Statistic U.S. college students that had select disabilities or conditions as of fall 2022
  • Premium Statistic Service-related injuries among military veterans U.S. 2021
  • Premium Statistic Share of mental health facilities with treatment for hearing impaired U.S. 2020
  • Premium Statistic Annual change in U.S. hearing aid sales 2007-2022
  • Premium Statistic Use of various hearing aids by market share in U.S. 2021

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