About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 24.4 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with hearing loss used a hearing aid in 2018

Target: 26.4 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with hearing loss who have used a hearing aid.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with hearing loss.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts expected the data to be difficult to change.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objectives ENT-VSL-3.1 and ENT-VSL-3.3, which used numerator data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and denominator data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to track persons with hearing loss who had ever used a hearing aid, ages 20 to 69 years, and 70 years and over, respectively. This objective uses numerator and denominator data from the NHIS to track persons aged 18 years and over with hearing loss who use a hearing aid.