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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013

Surprising Hearing Loss Statistics

Lake Louise is a beautiful place to contemplate hearing loss statistics

Hearing loss is more prevalent in America today than thirty years ago and the incidence continues to increase. Now, new statistics lead to a deeper understanding of who is more likely to suffer from hearing loss, what part of the country experiences more hearing loss, how many children have unilateral hearing loss, and many other hearing loss statistics that might surprise you.

Question: What is the increased likelihood that someone with even mild hearing loss will experience unexpectedly falling down?
Answer: Patients with even mild hearing loss are three times more likely to experience unexpected falls.

Question: Which two common mental health issues does hearing loss contributes to?
Answer: Anxiety and depression

Question: What number of children with behavioral problems in school is likely to have an unidentified language deficit?
Answer: Four out of five students with emotional behavioral problems are likely to have an unidentified language deficit.

Question: What percentage of US adults reports some degree of hearing loss?
Answer: 17% of US adults report some degree of hearing loss.

Question: What number of Americans reports some degree of hearing loss?
Answer: 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss.

Question: What percentage of people with hearing loss is still in the workforce or an educational setting?
Answer: 60 percent of people with hearing loss still work or go to school.

Question: What number of students out of a thousand is estimated to have a hearing loss?
Answer: 30 out of a 1,000 students are estimated to have a hearing loss every year.

Question: Who is more likely to experience hearing loss men or women?
Answer: Men are more likely to experience hearing loss.

Question: Who is more likely to experience tinnitus men or women over 65?
Answer: Women over 65 are more likely to experience tinnitus.

Question: What part of the country is more likely to experience tinnitus the South or the Northeast?
Answer: People in the South are more likely to experience tinnitus.

Question: What percentage of adults ages 18 to 45 report some degree of hearing loss?
Answer: 18% of adults between the age of 18 and 45 report some degree of hearing loss.

Question: Are the greater number of deaf children born to parents with or without hearing loss?
Answer: Nine out of ten children are born to parents who can hear.

Question: What percentage of Americans between the age of 20 and 69 have hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise?
Answer: 15% or 26 million Americans have hearing loss that is due to exposure to loud noises.

Question: What percentage of patients with sudden hearing loss knows what caused their condition?
Answer: Only 15 to 20% of people with sudden hearing loss know the cause of their condition.

Question: How many cases of sudden hearing loss are reported annually in the United States?
Answer: There are approximately 4,000 new cases of sudden hearing loss annually in the United States.

Question: What percentage of adults between 64 and 75 have hearing loss?
Answer: Thirty percent of adults between 64 and 75 have a hearing loss.

Question: What percentage of children between the ages of 6 and 19 have a hearing loss?
Answer: 14.9% of children between the ages of 6 and 19 have a hearing loss.

Question: What'ss the number of children in the United States with unilateral hearing loss?
Answer: Approximately 400,000 children in the United States have unilateral hearing loss.

Question: What's the percentage of hearing aid users who agreed their quality of life improved with better hearing?
Answer: 83% of hearing aid users reported their quality of life improved with better hearing.

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