Proportion of Hearing and D/HH Males and Females in the U.S. Population: 2011

Source: 2011 American Community Survey public use data sample. Data analysis conducted using DataFerrett.

Comments: Estimates from the American Community Survey indicate that there is a significantly higher percentage of males in the D/HH population than there are males in the hearing population of the United States. Almost 57 percent of the D/HH population are males, compared to only 49 percent of the hearing population. Increased prevalence rates in favor of males has been reported in previous studies as far back as Fraser,1964 and Schein,1973.