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Hearing Impairment in Nepal

  • B. Sharma
  • M. P. Dahal
  • Basanta Khadka

Abstract

Deafness is a global problem — so is it in the mountainous Kingdom of Nepal. Deafness is a hidden handicap which does not even receive mercy from the others. The finger counting numbers of deaf people seen in the community are just the tip of an iceberg. Secondly all the deafnesses are not of same severity. The impact of hearing loss is more serious in infants and children even at relatively low levels.

Keywords

Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment Viral Japanese Encephalitis Chronic Suppurative Otitis Medium Endemic Goiter 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sharma
    • 1
  • M. P. Dahal
    • 1
  • Basanta Khadka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENTNational Academy of Medical Sciences Bir HospitalKathmanduNepal

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