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Cochlear Implant can be a Boon for the Hearing Impaired in India; Awareness Holds the Key – ET HealthWorld

Friday, 4 March, 2022

Cochlear Implant can be a Boon for the Hearing Impaired in India; Awareness Holds the Key – ET HealthWorld


Deafness is a major public health concern in India. As per WHO estimates, 63 million people in India suffer from serious auditory loss. Also, a survey revealed that four out of every 1000 children in the country suffer from profound hearing loss. When a child is born with hearing loss, the consequences go well beyond just a physical disability. A child born with hearing loss isn’t able to develop speech and language abilities. As a result, the child has to face severe difficulties when it comes to education and future professional abilities.
Children and adults who have significant hearing loss or are deaf can be helped to a big extent with cochlear implants. While the lack of information related to this procedure creates several misconceptions, in reality, the surgery is totally safe and can create a world of difference for those who suffer from hearing disabilities.
Read more at: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/cochlear-implant-can-be-a-boon-for-the-hearing-impaired-in-india-awareness-holds-the-key/89962009

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