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Prevalence and Incidence of Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder: Rare Disease

Auditory Processing Disorder is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Auditory Processing Disorder, or a subtype of Auditory Processing Disorder, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Auditory Processing Disorder usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Auditory Processing Disorder at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Auditory Processing Disorder refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Auditory Processing Disorder diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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