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2.8
Comparison: 3.4
Unit: percent
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Persons with a Hearing Difficulty

Value: 2.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Health / Disabilities
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are deaf or have some serious difficulty hearing.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

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

percent

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.0 5-17: 0.4 18-64: 1.8 65+: 14.6 Overall: 2.8

percent

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Unit: percent
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Persons with a Hearing Difficulty

Value: 2.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Douglas
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Disabilities
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are deaf or have some serious difficulty hearing.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not 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.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

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

percent

Persons with a Hearing Difficulty by Age

<5: 0.0 5-17: 0.4 18-64: 1.8 65+: 14.6 Overall: 2.8

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home