QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Have a Lot of Difficulty Hearing or Cannot Hear at All Even When Using Hearing Aids by Urbanization Level


In 2019, 4.2% of U.S. adults aged 65 years or older had a lot of difficulty hearing or could not hear at all even when using hearing aids.

Percentages were highest in nonmetropolitan areas (6.7%).

The differences between percentages in large central (3.2%), large fringe metropolitan (3.2%), and medium and small metropolitan (4.3%) areas were not statistically significant.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm


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