Main problem of the patients: Loss of hearing caused by purulent infections, ear wax or inherited loss of hearing.
Ear infections are especially common in Nepal, because many people live in remote areas without access to medical care like antibiotics, tonsil operations or tympanic tubes
A third of all disabilities in Nepal are connected to diseases of the ear. Supplying hard of hearing children and adults with hearig aids is also insufficient, even though Indian hearing aids can be bought for Fr. 60.- (In Switzerland for example the device plus adjustments would cost between Fr.2500-3000.-)
Video-Berichte aus Nepal (video in swiss german)
Source: Praxis Dr. med. Lukas Eberle