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Dr. Ms. Ruchi J Shah

Audiologist, Ahmedabad

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Dr. Ms. Ruchi J Shah is a renowned Audiologist in Naranpura, Ahmedabad. You can visit him/her at Shubham Superspeciality Hospital in Naranpura, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Ruchi J Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Test reports that a nerve in the ear has dried and partially has affected the hearing ability. Can we go for a hearing aid? If so what is the best hearing aid available in the Indian market?

Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Bangalore
Hi ! Thank you for your question. Your mother has hearing loss which is known as sensorineural hearing loss. Yes! you should go for hearing aid. She will definitely hear better with the digital hearing loss. There are various types of hearing aid available. You can buy any of these brand -Unitron, Phonak, Sonic, Starkey (hearing aid).
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I have cold since 5 days. I can feel that my hearing experience lower then regular due to cold what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine - schwabe's alpha-nc and alpha-cf - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use bakson's nasal-aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. S management: - avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -avoid exposure to air-conditioner or cold air. -take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -take enough sleep and rest.
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My father is 65+ and is suffering with hearing problem for both ears .He is feeling some generator running sounds some time. Can this be cured permanently with out operation.

MBBS, MS ENT
ENT Specialist,
My father is 65+ and is suffering with hearing problem for both ears .He is feeling some generator running sounds som...
He seems to be suffering from presbycusis (age related deafness). The "generator running" sounds you mentioned is called tinnitus. It is a common associated. There is no permanent cure as all of us age and it cannot be prevented. Consult an ENT specialist who will ask you to get his ears tested through a test called audiometry. The treatment for presbycusis is hearing aid.
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My baby is one month old and he is not sleeping in the night very cranky, so what to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Rule out. 1. Hunger 2. Nasal block. 3. Tummy ache. 4. Temperature low or high. 5 emotional need. Don't get anxious.
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I'm 27 year old male. I hear some voice in my ear since many years and one ear getting hear loss what is should do?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Get a latest audiometry (hearing test) done and send me report only after that some suggestion can be given.
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Cotton Buds - How They Are Bad For You?

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Nashik
Cotton Buds - How They Are Bad For You?

Cotton swabs or cotton buds, are commonly used in our daily lifestyle. Many people use it for various purposes, such as make-up, bacterial culture, and most commonly for extracting wax and debris from the ear. Even though they are sometimes handy in our busy schedule, they usually cause much more harm than benefits.

How are they misused?
Cotton buds are toothpick like pieces made of wood, plastic, or rolled paper, which have cotton stuck at both ends with a roundish edge. It came into existence during the 1920s for a safe purpose of ear cleaning by Leo Gerstenzang, when he saw his wife cleaning their baby’s ear with a toothpick. They are until now used by the general population for ear cleaning, but these hardly remove the outer debris which are stuck near the outer edges. Impressing it inside the ear canal only does further damage, by forcing the inner wax further inside Sometimes extensive force also causes damage to the ear drums.

How does it cause the damage?
Applying a tool like the cotton bud inside the ear with hands usually creates a force that impresses upon the eardrum, also accumulating the surrounding earwax to that area, resulting in impaction of the wax. The force applied most often, if not always, causes a damage to the ear drums, which might cause severe pain, also leading to leakage, causing improper balance, deafness, and certain similar abnormalities.

Alternative measures
Although we are worried about cleaning our ears, it doesn’t really require our notice, since our usual showers allow an adequate quantity of water to enter the ears and clean the accumulated debris automatically. The structure, in which our ear canal is designed, is usually naturally assisting in cleaning up the unusual wax around the ear.

If there is an uncontrollable build up of earwax that is not cleaned off normally, you can always consult an ENT or any general physician and get it cleaned under medical surveillance, which is best advised.
Doctors and medical practitioners all around the world have been trying to spread the message of preventing the use of cotton buds for ear cleaning. It is important that the message reach the greater part of the population. Spread it to your family, your closest friends, their friends, and as further, you can reach!

dear sir/madam i am suresh from mumbai request for your need that my only sister is unable to hear due to nerves problem. She was normal at the time of birth but due to an accident she got fractured her left leg and hospitalized her about 1 month and took too much medicine for recovery her,date time she was only 5 years old.she was heard up to 13 years of her age and slowly slowly she is getting hearing problem. i consulted with the ENT doctors and they only said that she has nerves problem due to the medicines she was taken at the time of fractured and take audiography test and put hearing aid but she is only 21 years old now and study.so please tell me what to do and whom i need to consult about this.

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
She will need a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of her hearing problem. following that she will need to be on observation to look for deterioration in her hearing status. if the diagnosis of sensorineural deafness is correct she is likely to benefit from hearing aids. that should not be a problem - people move around with glasses, walking sticks, artificial knees etc - using a hearing aid is hardly considered a stigma in modern society. she will benefit greatly, will be able to hear and understand better so she will become a better student. her quality of life will be much better. for any further detail you can call up my clinic in delhi for an appointment - 011-26140058. warm regards
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Having loss of hearing in both ears is it due to accumulation of wax in the ears or shall I visit ENT specialist. Using hearing aid for last 6 years.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Having loss of hearing in both ears is it due to accumulation of wax in the ears or shall I visit ENT specialist. Usi...
Mr. lybrate-user loss of hearing is not possible by wax it only minimizes. If you feel loss of hearing then you must consult to ent surgeon.
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Hello sir. I want to ask that. I am not able to hear from my left ear it is completely damaged as the listening nerve is damaged. My left ear is good. But it also started to get damage. My ear drum starts melting. It is as such that it can stuck with brain too if the bone between brain and war drum gets melted. Please suggest whether I can undergo an operation to change my ear drum. But doctor suggest me that it can either increase the hearing ability or it can also damage the present hearing power. What should I do?

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
Hello sir. I want to ask that. I am not able to hear from my left ear it is completely damaged as the listening nerve...
Hello, if you have decreased hearing and ear discharge for more than 3 months, it's a condition called chronic otitis media. One of the complications of this condition is meningitis, brain abscess if there's erosion of the bony cover between ear and brain. Untreated com it has every chance of occurring. When ear discharge occurs for considerable time the ear bones responsible for hearing gets da, aged and small pockets of infection gets inside these bones. During surgery all affected tissues and bone as far as possible need to be removed. Due to this there's a chance of decrease in hearing postoperative ly. Also as the disease and surgery both has a risk of damaging the nerves, there's little chance of sensorieural damage. But you have to remember the surgery is first done to prevent very serious complications from developing including involvement of brain, facial palsy etc. Hearing reconstruction can be done at the same sitting or as a second stage survey once the ear heals and you are a good candidate for reconstruction. Either treatment or regular followup is very important. The more the delay higher the risk and chances of complicated developing. Have you done a pta, tympanum try, hrct temporal bone. If you share the reports I can help you better. Keep your optimism and all will be on. Hope this helps.
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I'm having a ringing sound (tinnitus) in my left ear since 5 years. It happnd after my firing practicing with sten gun. I went through audiometry test and it was normal. What could be the diagnosis for this. Please help me.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear, tinnitus evaluation is required in your case along with tinnitus retraining therapy. See some good audiologist who does tinnitus retraining therapy. Reach out to me for any help. Thanks.
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I talk very loudly though I don't feel so. It gives people feeling as if I am shouting or fighting. I have mild hearing loss. Is it related.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
I talk very loudly though I don't feel so. It gives people feeling as if I am shouting or fighting. I have mild heari...
Yes, it can happen because of mild hearing loss. When you don't get enough feedback of you own voice, you tend to increase loudness. Consult an ENT to know the cause of mild hearing loss, if treatable get rid of it.
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I have fever and cold from last few days. I tried many medicines but no result. Plzzz suggest me an effective medicine. I have also hearing problems cause of this.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I have fever and cold from last few days. I tried many medicines but no result. Plzzz suggest me an effective medicin...
Take tab sinarest twice a day for give days do warm water saline gargles several times a day take steam inhalation twice a day till you recover completely.
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I feeling like less hearing Cn you suggest best wid out using machine, bcoz I m scare of using machine so I hvnt consult doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
consult ent doctor, hearing loss can be as a result of wax inside your ear and it can be removed easily, it will help. thanks
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I have hearing problem. The doctors advised me to fit hearing aid of worth one lacs which is beyond my reach. I hear sound of a speakers but not voice. What I can do in these situation. Is there any cocliar implant is useful to me?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Cochlear implant..... The all procedure is costly, it has limitations Please go for some regular and cheaper hearing aids which are normally available everywhere
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My father have 35 percent hearing loss on right year. What is the corrective action? which is the best hearing aid company.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Patiala
All hearing aid companies are good. It depends what kind of loss a person has. If you stay at delhi can visit our clinic as we despense hearing aids also.
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I am 34 years old and suffering from severe headache for the last 5 yrs. I feel numbness in my head. Also I am facing hearing problems. So please give me your valuable advice ?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 34 years old and suffering from severe headache for the last 5 yrs. I feel numbness in my head. Also I am facing...
1. It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, depression inadequate sleep, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache, if required take a ct scan of head to exclude any brain lesion 8. If it is migraine you have to take migraine prophylactic drug after consulting neurologist.
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Is there any test or investigation to know if someone has SNHL OR CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
Is there any test or investigation to know if someone has SNHL OR CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS.
Yes there are. Pure tone audiometry and impedance audiometry are done to rule out SNHL/ conductive loss.
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Dr. Sir, I suffer from profound Hearing loss. I am Male 68 yrs, Veg, 74 Kgs, Non Smoker. My Doctor advised me to take "High Res CT Scan Temporal Bone (Bilateral) Does this give only the cause/source for Hearing loss OR does it give any other problems (not related to Hearing) also. OR can we include some other tests also, to check if there are any other problems. Please clarify.

MBBS, MS - ENT, Fellowship in Otology
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Dr. Sir, I suffer from profound Hearing loss. I am Male 68 yrs, Veg, 74 Kgs, Non Smoker. My Doctor advised me to take...
Hrct of temporal bones will be helpful in determining cause of hearing loss, if there are is any tumor in the temporal bone or auditory nerve, any structural abnormality or trauma. Other tests like audiometry also need to be done.
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