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Persons with a Hearing Difficulty

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are deaf or have some serious difficulty hearing.

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty

3.6
3.2
Comparison: U.S. Value 

3.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Hearing impairment can impose a social and economic burden on individuals and families. In children, hearing impairment may delay development of language and cognitive skills, which may hinder progress in school. In adults, hearing impairment often makes it difficult to obtain, perform, and maintain employment. Hearing impairment can lead to depression, withdrawal, or isolation.

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty : Time Series

2008: 3.1 2009: 2.7 2010: 3.3 2011: 2.9 2012: 2.8 2013: 3.2

percent

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.3 5-17: 0.9 18-64: 2.0 65+: 16.5 Overall: 3.2

percent

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty

Comparison: Prior Value 

3.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

Hearing impairment can impose a social and economic burden on individuals and families. In children, hearing impairment may delay development of language and cognitive skills, which may hinder progress in school. In adults, hearing impairment often makes it difficult to obtain, perform, and maintain employment. Hearing impairment can lead to depression, withdrawal, or isolation.

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty : Time Series

2008: 3.1 2009: 2.7 2010: 3.3 2011: 2.9 2012: 2.8 2013: 3.2

percent

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.3 5-17: 0.9 18-64: 2.0 65+: 16.5 Overall: 3.2

percent