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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Ear conditions

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Ear conditions

The information below shows a list of types of Ear conditions, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Otitis N/A N/A No information
Ear infection (infant) N/A N/A No information
Middle ear infection N/A N/A No information
Hearing Impairment approx 1 in 12 or 8.09% or 22 million people in USA 21,999,998 22 million; 158 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Deafness approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 4 million people (unreliable estimate)
Auditory Processing Disorder N/A N/A No information
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss N/A N/A No information
Tinnitus approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA 12,240,000 45 per 1000 (NHIS95); 12 million Americans
presbycusis approx 1 in 25 or 3.90% or 10.6 million people in USA 10,608,000 30-35% over 65 have some hearing loss, 40-50% over 70.
Acoustic Neurinoma N/A N/A No information
Usher Syndrome approx 1 in 17,000 or 0.01% or 16,000 people in USA 16,000 16,000 Americans
Perforated eardrum N/A N/A No information
Balance disorders N/A N/A No information
Barotitis Media N/A N/A No information
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo N/A N/A No information
Cauliflower ear N/A N/A No information
Cholesteatoma N/A N/A No information
Ear foreign body N/A N/A No information
Ear wax N/A N/A No information
Glue ear N/A N/A No information
Herpes zoster oticus N/A N/A No information
Labrynthitis N/A N/A No information
Mastoiditis N/A N/A No information
Ménière's disease approx 1 in 1,973 or 0.05% or 137,847 people in USA 137,847 about 10,000 people in Australia
Neurofibromatosis-2 approx 1 in 25,000 or 0.00% or 10,880 people in USA 10,880 1 per 25,000 people suffer from neurofibromatosis type 2, Genetics Home Reference website
Otitis externa N/A N/A No information
Otosclerosis approx 1 in 10 or 10.00% or 27.2 million people in USA 27,200,000 as many as 10% of Caucasians have the condition but most do not get symptoms; about 1 in 100 cases actually lose hearing from otosclerosis
Polychondritis N/A N/A No information
Acoustic neuroma N/A N/A No information
Cradle Cap N/A N/A No information
Eustachian tube disorders N/A N/A No information
Vertigo N/A N/A No information

Types of Ear conditions

For more information about types of Ear conditions, refer to our section on types of Ear conditions.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Ear conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Ear conditions at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Ear conditions is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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