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Prevalence and Incidence of Auditory neuropathy

Auditory neuropathy: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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