About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 21.8 percent of adults aged 20 to 69 years had a hearing examination within the past 5 years in 2015-16

Target: 24.4 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 20 to 69 years who had a hearing test within the past 5 years.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 20 to 69 years.
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 evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. 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.

Methodology

Methodology notes

A hearing test is one that is conducted by a hearing specialist in a sound proof booth or room or with headphones. Hearing specialists include audiologists, ear, nose & throat (ENT) doctors (or otorhinolaryngologists), trained technicians, and occupational nurses.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.