Sensory Impairment in Elders

Sensory Impairment in Elders

By the NUMBERS

Consider these facts about sensory impairment in older adults:

46%:
Percentage of men 65 and older who have difficulty hearing

31%:
Percentage of women 65 and older who have difficulty hearing

14%:
Percentage of people 65 and older who have vision trouble

23%:
Percentage of people 85 and older who have vision trouble

11%:
Percentage of older women who have ever worn a hearing aid

18%:
Percentage of older men who have ever worn a hearing aid

Source: Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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