The severely to profoundly hearing-impaired population in the United States: prevalence estimates and demographics.

@article{Blanchfield2001TheST,
  title={The severely to profoundly hearing-impaired population in the United States: prevalence estimates and demographics.},
  author={Brian Blanchfield and Jacob J. Feldman and Jennifer L. Dunbar and E N Gardner},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          183-9
        }
}
This study informs policy makers and third-party payers of the prevalence and characteristics of the severely to profoundly hearing-impaired population in the United States. Nationally representative data were used for estimations in consultation with an expert advisory panel. The prevalence of severe to profound hearing impairment among the US population ranges from 464,000 to 738,000, with 54 percent of this population over age 65 years. Persons with hearing impairment are more likely to be… 

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