Rates of Hearing Difficulty – Disability in America Map Series

These maps explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county. For hearing difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a hearing difficulty. This data is for all ages.

Rate of Hearing Difficulty in America, by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of hearing difficulty by county.

Map of people reporting hearing difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

This map of the United States shows rates of hearing difficulty by county. Rates of hearing difficulty appear highest in western New Mexico, western Texas, along Kentucky-West Virginia border, Alaska, Maine, and areas of Oregon and Idaho. Hearing difficulty rates are lower in southern California, parts of Utah and Colorado, and fairly variable across the rest of America.

Map produced July 2017 based on 2011-2015 American Community Survey data.

Rate of Hearing Difficulty in America, by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of hearing difficulty by county.

Map of people reporting hearing difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

This map of the United States shows rates of hearing difficulty by county. Rates of hearing difficulty appear highest in western New Mexico, western Texas, along Kentucky-West Virginia border, Alaska, Maine, and areas of Oregon and Idaho. Hearing difficulty rates are lower in southern California, parts of Utah and Colorado, and fairly variable across the rest of America.

Map produced July 2016 based on 2010-2014 American Community Survey data.

Click on the image to view a full size, downloadable version of the map.This work is part of the RTC:Rural Geography of Disability Project.