Noise-induced hearing loss

We have faced recently hazards of noise in the festive season of Kolkata as well as west Bengal. Recent evidence based case study on the fire crackers in Dewali in Kolkata show that this festive enjoyment has so increased noise pollution as well as air pollution that a remarkable number of persons are suffering from the diseases of ear. In this perspective it is very significant that the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Otology, well known as ISOCON 2019, will be held from 15th -17th November, 2019 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre New Town, Kolkata.ISOCON is one of the biggest platforms of India for otologists, the super specialist doctors of Otology, the branch of Medical Science which deals with the treatment & prevention of the diseases of ear of human being.

On the eve of this prestigious National Conference, this pre-conference Press Meet has been held at Press Club Kolkata. DR. Dwaipayan Mukherjee, Organizing Secretory, DR. Dulal Basu, along with DR. AM Saha, DR Debashis Guha, DR. Tarun Palit and the other renowned ENT Surgeons has been present to the meet.

DR. Dwaipayan Mukherjee has said that after a long period, ISOCON is being organized in Kolkata and DR. Mukherjee has said ‘ the organizer West Bengal branch of Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI) has been proud to state that all the arrangements of this large event has been completed and as a representatives of Bengali people the organizing committee has been ready to welcome to more than 800 delegates coming from almost all states of India and abroad to ISOCON; we hope we will deliver the best Bengal culture, hospitality and an unforgettable experience to these huge numbers of delegates along with the foreign scientists and legendary faculties.’


‘Less pollution and prevention and treatment of diseases related noise pollution’ is one of the important subjects of this National Conference. All Pollution is not only a Global Hazard but also it is a growing problem in our country and our city Kolkata too. It is also proved that our auditory system has been affected mostly by the noise pollution in the urban regions. Due to increased pollution, otolaryngological diseases have been increased in geometric progression. Mass awareness is very much necessary along with legal action for decrease of pollution.


This Annual National conference will focus on Microscopic ear Surgeries, Endoscopic ear surgeries, Cochlear implant surgeries, hands on temporal bone dissection workshop on all the three days, temporal bone dissection competition, ISOCON fellowship, national & International Fellowships etc. Live demonstration and training of the various new evidence based scientific method of treatments, highly interactive live surgical workshops and discussion on the latest technics of the treatments of common as well as rare ENT diseases are the major attraction of the ISOCON 2019 in Kolkata. It will be a great academic feast rich in scientific content.


In Medical science for prevention and treatment, increasing of mass awareness and the discussion on the knowledge of the latest art of technic of treatment & prevention to our physicians, is very much necessary. Such conference is an important step to achieve this goal.


At the conclusion, DR. Dulal Basu along with others have cordially invited to the media and the interested people through them to the inauguration ceremony of the conference held on 15.11.2019 at 2.30 pm where Janab firhad Hakim, Honorable Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation will be present as the Chief Guest along with Smt. shashi Panja Honorable Minister, Government of west Bengal with other respectable guests.


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