More than 8 crore people in India are deaf

Nearly 8.5 crore people in India suffer deafness partially or totally, says a report.

Deaf people are cut off from the world of people and interaction.

Every year one lakh children are born with complete deafness in the country.

Some children develop ear problems due to over crowding, pollution, lack of proper treatment.

India Society of Otology (ISO) President SKE Appa Rao said that 50% of the deafness can be prevented and another 30% can be treated.

Hearing screening programme for newborn children is important so that hearing impairment or deafness is known early and can be treated.

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