4 – Hearing Loss Demographics

Thirty-four million people, or 10 to 12 percent of the United States’ population, live with less than normal hearing, according to The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

This figure breaks down to approximately:

Hearing Loss Increases with Age

About one out of every 10 people in the United States has hearing loss, and the percentage increases with increasing age. By the age of 50, perhaps 50 percent of the population has hearing loss, and over age 70 the majority of people have some level of hearing loss.