- Age is the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults ages 20-69
- Those age 60-69 have the greatest amount of hearing loss
- 25 percent of American adults have experienced tinnitus lasting for at least five minutes in the past year.
- Adult men (age 20-69) are twice as likely to have hearing loss than women of the same age.
- As women age, they have more difficulty hearing at lower frequencies than do men.