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Diseases » Deafness » Summary
 

What is Deafness?

What is Deafness?

  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Deafness: lack or significant deficiency of the sense of hearing.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Deafness: partial or complete loss of hearing.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Deafness: Introduction

Types of Deafness:

Types of Deafness:

Broader types of Deafness:

How many people get Deafness?

Prevalance of Deafness: 4 million people (unreliable estimate)
Prevalance Rate of Deafness: approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Deafness: Hearing loss is extremely common and can present at any time from infancy to old age. About 1 in 1000 infants has profound hearing impairment, with half thought to be of genetic origin. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

What causes Deafness?

Causes of Deafness: see causes of Deafness
Risk factors for Deafness: see risk factors for Deafness

What are the symptoms of Deafness?

Symptoms of Deafness: see symptoms of Deafness

Can anyone else get Deafness?

More information: see contagiousness of Deafness
Inheritance: see inheritance of Deafness

Deafness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Deafness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Deafness.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Deafness: Audiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Deafness.
Treatments for Deafness: see treatments for Deafness
Research for Deafness: see research for Deafness

Society issues for Deafness


Hospitalization statistics for Deafness: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Deafness:

  • 0.014% (1,787) of hospital consultant episodes were for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Deafness:

Organs and body systems related to Deafness include:

Name and Aliases of Deafness

Main name of condition: Deafness

Other names or spellings for Deafness:

Hearing impairment, Hearing loss Source - Diseases Database

Hearing loss
Source - WordNet 2.1

Deafness: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Deafness:

 

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