Prevalence of Hearing Loss
Over 30 million American have some type of hearing loss.
Hearing loss is much more common than you might think. According to research conducted by the Better Hearing Institute, in the U.S., 30 million people, or 10% of the population have some type of hearing loss. Among Americans ages 46 to 64 about 15% already have hearing problems. In fact, the majority of people with hearing loss are younger than 65. Hearing loss is not just a sign of aging; it can occur at any time and any age, including childhood.