Hearing Impairment and Deafness

  • Karan Sharma


Among about 200 million hearing impaired in the world, 40% are in India. India, of course is the largest democracy of the world and every sixth person in the world is an Indian. According to the Census 2001, India’s population was 1027 million which is the second largest after China. As far as area is concerned, India occupies only 2.4% of the land area of the world and the density of population is 324 per sq.km. Rural versus urban distribution of its population is 72.22% against 27.78% and the present literacy rate is 65.26%. It has 29 states and 6 union territories.


Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment Chronic Suppurative Otitis Medium Noise Induce Hearing Loss Ototoxic Drug 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karan Sharma
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  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyGovernment Medical CollegeAmritsarIndia

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