Noise pollution triggers hearing impairment among street kids
Kids were randomly selected from old city area with due care towards their free will or of their parents'.
Hearing impairment due to constant exposure to noise pollution was registered to be another serious health hazard among no less than 119 street children in Karachi in a medical camp organized by Sahar Foundation.
Syed Rafiq Shah‚ chairman of the NGO told APP today (Monday) that senior ENT specialists and general practitioners had volunteered to examine these kids aged between 4 to 15 and to also provide them with required support in coming days.
In reply to a question Shah said these kids were randomly selected from old city area with due care towards the free will or of their parents'.
Rafiq Shah said the Poor nutritional status was identified to be a major triggering factor with negative impact on their resistance capacities to combat external causes that may be regularly affecting their general health.