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Frequent Questions

How many Americans live with hearing loss?

The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 1 in 6 (40 million) American adults acknowledge at least “a little trouble hearing.” According to 2016 National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys hearing tests of Americans 12 and older, 38 million Americans have at least a 25 db hearing loss in both ears, as do 60 million in at least one ear. Unlike those challenged by mobility or vision loss, people challenged by hearing loss are often an invisible minority.