Prevalence of Hearing Loss by Severity in the United States.

  title={Prevalence of Hearing Loss by Severity in the United States.},
  author={Adele M. Goman and F. R. Lin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={106 10},
OBJECTIVES To estimate the age- and severity-specific prevalence of hearing impairment in the United States. METHODS We conducted cross-sectional analyses of 2001 through 2010 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on 9648 individuals aged 12 years or older. Hearing loss was defined as mild (> 25 dB through 40 dB), moderate (> 40 dB through 60 dB), severe (> 60 dB through 80 dB), or profound (> 80 dB). RESULTS An estimated 25.4 million, 10.7 million, 1.8 million, and… CONTINUE READING
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