Updated: Mar 18
Approximately 38.2 million Americans (14.3 percent) report some degree of hearing loss.
1 in 6 baby boomers has hearing loss.
1 in 3 adults over the age of 60 live with disabling hearing loss.
Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69.
Those with unaided hearing loss earn $20,000 less annually than those who used hearing aids.
60% of those with hearing loss are still in the workplace or an education setting.
A 12-year Johns Hopkins study found that untreated hearing loss increased the risk for dementia.
Five out of 6 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.
More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
People with hearing loss wait an average of 7 years before they seek help.
22% of Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace.
1 in 5 American teens have some degree of hearing loss.
Even a mild loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50% of classroom information.
50 million Americans report tinnitus or ringing in the ears.
Hearing issues are the most common service-connected disability among veterans.
Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one.
Hearing Loss is twice as common in people with diabetes.