The report by the Indian Speech & Hearing Association (Delhi branch) is based on a door-to-door survey across the Delhi-National Capital Region and Jammu & Kashmir on communication disorders.
The first-of-its-kind surgery in Kerala was a victory for both the team of doctors who conducted it and for the parents and their 10-year-old daughter Akshita.
Schwannoma is not often as dangerous as cancer but having it on both ears at an early age can indicate a genetic disorder.
Any abnormalities in the auditory system such as the ear, auditory nerves, and the parts of the brain processing sound waves can cause tinnitus.
'Inflammation can damage the auditory and vestibular pathways in the peripheral and central nervous system, just as it damages smell and taste pathways.'