How many deaf people live in the United States?

According to the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), about 3.6% of the U.S. population, or about 11 million individuals, consider themselves deaf or have serious difficulty hearing. More information at: https://www.disabilitystatistics.org/ or https://www.researchondisability.org/ADSC/build-your-own-statistics.

The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss.

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Updated on March 28, 2024

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