12 May 2018 / UK Mirror
Neil Whitfield, 60, says he developed an acoustic neuroma tumour due to heavy phone use for his job in the late 1990s
Father-of-six Neil Whitfield, 60, claims heavy mobile phone use in the late 1990s caused a deadly growth.
His job meant using a phone for long spells – and in the days before it was illegal he had the gadget pressed to his ear while driving.
Neil developed an acoustic neuroma tumour on a nerve between his inner ear and brain.
He was left deaf in one ear after surgery in 2001 to remove a growth the size of a golf ball. He also suffers with balance problems.”