Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with hearing loss who use a hearing aid
Baseline: 24.4 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with hearing loss used a hearing aid in 2018
Target: 26.4 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Hearing aids help people with hearing loss hear better and communicate more effectively. But many adults with hearing loss in the United States don’t use hearing aids. Actions at the federal level that make it easier for people with hearing loss to get hearing aids are critical for helping more people hear better.