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Hearing levels in US adults aged 20-69 years: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004.
Murphy-WJ; Themann-CL; Franks-JR
J Acoust Soc Am 2005 Apr; 117(4):2395
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a nationally representative population-based survey designed to assess the health and nutritional status of the civilian non-institutionalized US population. Data were collected through a personal interview regarding health history and through physical examination. Earlier NHANES surveys were conducted on a periodic basis; however in 1999 NHANES began collecting data on a continuing annual basis. During NHANES I which ran from 1971-1975 audiometrictesting was conducted on adults aged 25-74 years. No subsequent testing of adults was conducted in the NHANES program until 1999 when NHANES began audiometrictesting of adults aged 20-69 years. This report examines the hearing levels for adults in the United States and compares them with the hearing data from NHANES I. Hearing levels are grouped by age and are grouped by ethnicity and gender.
Hearing-level; Hearing-loss; Hearing-acuity; Health-surveys; Age-factors; Age-groups; Information-retrieval-systems; Physical-examination; Racial-factors; Sex-factors; Audiological-testing; Audiometry
William J. Murphy, Hearing Loss Prevention Team, NIOSH, MS C-27, 4676 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Issue of Publication
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division