- About 2% of adults ages 45-54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5% for adults ages 55-64.
- Nearly 25% of those ages 65-74 and 50% of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.
- Among adults ages 70 and older with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, fewer than one in three (30%) has ever used them. Even fewer (~16%) adults ages 20-69 who could benefit from wearing hearing aids have ever used them.