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Statistics about Deafness

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Deafness:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Deafness

Prevalance of Deafness: 4 million people (unreliable estimate)

Prevalance Rate: 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)

Prevelance statistics about 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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Society statistics 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)
  • 26 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (2,209) of hospital bed days were for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.028% (3,577) of hospital consultant episodes were for other hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other 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 other hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for other hearing loss were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,661) of hospital bed days were for other hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Deafness. 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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