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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults* Who Reported Being Deaf or Having a Lot of Trouble Hearing Without a Hearing Aid, by Sex and Age Group --- United States, 2003

* The civilian, noninstitutionalized population aged >18 years.
95% confidence interval.

In 2003, the percentage of adults aged >18 years who reported being deaf or having a lot of trouble hearing increased with age, from 1% in persons aged 18--44 years to 15% in persons aged >75 years. In every age group, more men than women reported hearing limitations; among persons aged 65--74 years, men were more than twice as likely as women to have hearing limitations.

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2003. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.



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