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Is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing: Yes or no (sample adults and children)

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DISHEARS indicates whether the respondent was deaf or had serious difficulty hearing.

There are six disability questions in the test file that comprised one component of a larger testing effort to develop and adopt a standard set of disability questions to be used with multiple surveys across multiple countries. For more information, please refer to the User Note for disability.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2011-2012: sample adults 18+ and random number generator=1; sample children 1-17 years and random number generator=1


  • 2011-2012