Increase the proportion of adults who use hearing protection devices around loud sounds — HOSCD‑08 Data

Status: Baseline only

  Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
66.7 percent (2015-16) *

71.4 percent *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

66.7 percent of adults aged 20 to 69 years used hearing protection devices (i.e., earplugs, noise muffs (earmuffs), ear canal caps, or helmets) when exposed to loud sounds or music in 2015-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

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Adult use of ear protection devices when exposed to loud noises  *  
(percent), 2015-16
Population 2015-16