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Prevalence and Incidence of Deafness

Prevalance of Deafness:

4 million people (unreliable estimate) ... see also overview of Deafness.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "4 million people (unreliable estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

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)

Prevelance statistics for Deafness:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Deafness:

  • 11% of population has partial or complete deafness 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 10.8% of population self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 14.2% of male population self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 7.7% of female population self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2,013,000 people self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,267,000 men self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 745,000 women self-reported having partial or complete deafness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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More Statistics about Deafness:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Deafness

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Deafness usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Deafness at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Deafness refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Deafness 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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