1Former Senior Resident PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2Associate Professor, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Mohnish Grover, Former Senior Resident PGIMER, Chandigarh and Associate Professor, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
Received: November 21, 2019; Published: December 02, 2019
“Blindness separates people from things while deafness separates people from people”.
Till a few decades back, otology, as a field, lagged behind majority of medicinal fields. However, despite limited funding for hearing research as compared to vision loss, cochlear implants revolutionized the whole picture .
Today there are more than 6 lakhs people worldwide who hear with the help of cochlear implants and the global average for cochlear implants is approximately 7 cochlear implants per million population per year. If it would not have been for the ‘une recousse dans la tate’ (“a boom within the head”) experiments of Alessandro Volta in the 18th century, most of these 6 lakhs would still have probably been leading a life without sounds.
Citation: Mohnish Grover. Deafness: Present, Past and Future .Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.1 (2020): 01.
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