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Dr. Apurva Kumar - Audiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Apurva Kumar

Audiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Apurva Kumar Audiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Apurva Kumar is a trusted Audiologist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Apurva Kumar personally at Bangalore Ear Hearing & Speech Therapy Foundation in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Apurva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Bangalore Ear Hearing & Speech Therapy Foundation

#355, 1st Floor, Opposite Central bank, Next to Dominos Pizza, 8th Main Road, 3rd Stage, 4th Block, Basaveshwara NagarBangalore Get Directions
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MDS
Dentist, Kolhapur
There is a possibility that consuming a large no. of medicines can dry up your mouth. Consider increasing your fluid intake or using an artifical saliva product or chewing a sugarless gum after a meal so as to keep your mouth from dryness and generate moisture.

Mujhe ek ear se sunai nahi deta hai,kya samasya hai ye aur iska kya ilaj hosakta hai?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Hearing loss can be caused by many different causes, some of which can be successfully treated with medicine or surgery, depending on the disease process.so it need to be checked physically.But for the meantime you can take kali phos 6x, kali sulph 6x, 5 tabs of each twice daily.Take care and thanks.
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I have been using earphone very much for last few months does it has any bad effect on listening?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Yes, of course, it has serious health effects like reduced hearing sensitivity, nerve fatigue ness and many more. So avoid use of earphone.
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My mother is 48 years old and she is unable to hear slowly she is hearing very loudly. Please suggest me the solution. Operation/ lager treatment/hearing machine. What is the better for her. She is suffering from last 8 yrs.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Get the t hearing test done first. The most possible kind of loss that the report will show is sensorineural type of loss. In which surgeries /medicines/laser nothing works as effective as hearing aids. As she is suffering from last 8 years better to go for hearing aids soon possible. Otherwise later her understanding ability will be worse for sure even after using hearing aids.
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Hi I am 25 years old I have hearing problem i'm not able to hear properly I realize that I have some heavy particles in it kindly suggest me which type of problem I have in my ear before some days I feel whistle sound in my ear also? I am so scared about it what should I do kindly give me the revert asap?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Your hearing problem could be due to Tinnitus 1.Tinnitus is a ringing sensation in ear. 2.It is due to exposure to loud noise,stress, fatigue , 3.medication like Aspirin, quinine, Antibiotic,Anti depressants, overuse of aminoglycosides, 4.Age related hearing loss, ear injury dur to noise, drug, 5.chemical, labyrinthitis,otosclerosis, 6.menier’s disease(dizziness with Tinnitus),Acoustic neuroma(Tumor on acoustic nerve). 7. It may lead to deafness 8.Consult ENT specialist for advice
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I am a 37 years old male, and nowadays I am hearing a hissing sound / ringing sensation in my ears since the last few weeks. This sensation becomes more prominent at some times and less at others. I would also like to mention that my nose is blocked during each night and I have to use Otrivin spray to decongest it. Please advise.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
I am a 37 years old male, and nowadays I am hearing a hissing sound / ringing sensation in my ears since the last few...
This is called Tinnitus in the Ear either due to sensorineural problem in the Ear or may be due conductive ear problem. So first confirm this by visiting an Ent Doctor.
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Hearing Loss - Causes And Prevention

MD - Physician, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Hearing Loss - Causes And Prevention

The partial or total inability to hear is known as hearing impairment or hearing loss. It can be present at birth, or develop later in life.

There are a number of factors, which may cause hearing loss

1. Age - Age is the biggest factor when it comes to the loss of hearing, and you may lose the ability to hear as you age. This condition is known as presbycusis. It becomes difficult to understand high-frequency sounds like that of a child or a woman when you get old.

2. Noise - When you are exposed to loud noises for a prolonged period of time, it damages your ears. This leads to loss of hearing. 5% of the total population of the world is affected by noise (the degree of suffering varies). It may be a result of continuous exposure to loud music or a sudden exposure to a loud noise like an explosion.

3. Hereditary disorders - Hearing disorder may be inherited by the dominant or recessive genes of parents in the child. 70-80% of these cases inherit from the recessive genes, whereas 20-25% inherit hearing loss from the dominant genes.

4. Trauma - Serious injuries of the head/ears may cause loss of hearing, which may be either temporary or permanent. When damage is caused to the brain, the brain fails to process the message conveyed by the ears. So even if the ears are totally functional, a person may face the problem in hearing.

5. Perinatal problems - The ototoxic effects on the fetus due to excess intake of alcohol during pregnancy lead to hearing the loss in about 64% of the infants born to alcoholic mothers.

Also, premature birth can be associated with hearing loss due to high risk of being exposed to noise in neonatal units.

Knowing about the causes of hearing loss can lead you a step closer to preventing this disorder as you age.

Here are some useful tips that can help prevent hearing loss:

1. Be more aware - You should be diligent and aware of the situations, which may risk your hearing ability and should try to avoid such situations as much as possible. Limit your exposure to sources of hazardous noises like firearms, firecrackers, concerts and clubs.

2. Take precautionary measures - If your occupation calls for working at an environment of loud noises, use earplugs or earmuffs to block out the excessive noise. Also, make sure that you work in a place where employers take all the necessary measures of noise control under the federal or state regulations.

3. Monitor your use of gadgets - Monitor and control the use of hearing devices, and try to reduce the use of headphones/ earphones as much as possible. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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My hear is falling day by day it increase more and more my hear remove to stop my hear problem what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My hear is falling day by day it increase more and more my hear remove to stop my hear problem what can I do.
It is normal to lose about 30-80 strands of hair in a day. The common reasons behind hair fall are lack of essential nutrients in the body, improper and unhealthy dietary habits, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders, stress and tension etc. Natural oils such as coconut, olive, jojoba, almond etc. Can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall. Gently massage the scalp prior to head bath twice a week. Also check hemoglobin for anaemia and thyroid status with serum tsh. Have more proteins and trace minerals like copper, zinc, selenium in diet. Start taking a hair nutrition supplement. Keep stress away with regular exercise, yoga, meditation. Get the underlying scalp condition like dandruff treated.
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BAHA Implant and Cochlear Implant Surgery

Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Pune
BAHA Implant and Cochlear Implant Surgery

BAHA Implant
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a device surgically implanted to help people suffering from a loss of hearing. Most conventional hearing aids transmit sound through air conduction. The BAHA device is suitable for conductive or mild-moderate mixed hearing loss.

Problems with hearing in the middle or outer ears can be helped with the BAHA device. The sound waves received by the BAHA device bypass the middle ear and get delivered straight to the functioning cochlea in both ears.

A BAHA device comprises of two parts:

  1. The processor 
  2. A fixture which is surgically implanted behind the ear in the bone.

The implant is embedded in the bone. The processor, which remains outside, is attached to the implant. There is a microphone on the processor that picks up sounds. The sounds are passed on to the implant. The implant vibrates which triggers the Cochlear. You can consider wearing a BAHA implant if other conventional hearing aids do not work for you. BAHA implants are also given to people with collapsed or irritated ear canals.

Cochlear Implant Surgery

A complex, small electronic device that helps hearing in people with severe hearing loss or deafness is used in the Cochlear Implant Surgery. The cochlear implant comprises of an external piece behind the ear and another piece that is surgically implanted under the skin. A cochlear implant comprises of four parts:

  1. A microphone which picks up sounds from the surroundings
  2. A speech processor which chooses and arranges the sounds the microphone picks up
  3. A receiver/stimulator and transmitter that picks up signals from the speech processor and changes them into electric impulses
  4. An electrode ray, a bunch of electrodes, receives impulses the stimulator sends and transmits them to different areas of the auditory nerves.

The implant does not cure deafness; it only gives you a useful portrayal of sounds in the environment and considerable aid in understanding speech.

The surgery is done in the following way:

  1. The area around the site of the implant is shaved or cleaned
  2. The patient's vital signs are monitored through cables, patches and monitors attached to him or her
  3. General anaesthesia is administered through IV or through a face mask
  4. After the device is implanted, the patient is taken to the recovery room for the anaesthesia effect to lessen.

Hi I am 21 years old female. I have a hearing problem with my left ear. When I am hearing music with my headsets , I found that no music is playing in left ear. But I can hear with my right ear. Whats the problem I do not know. And moreover after talking in mobile phone I am getting pain in my right ear also. I am worrying alot. Plz help me and suggest me some tips to improve my hearing and tell me what my actual problem is?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Hi I am 21 years old female. I have a hearing problem with my left ear. When I am hearing music with my headsets , I ...
Decreased hearing on one side or both sides: proper microscopic examination of ear is required. Also edscopic exam of ear may add some findings. Tunning fork test, pure tone audiometry, impedence audiometry etc will help to come to diagnosis. Deafness can be due to edema, wax or fixation of ear bones of hearing or subluxation of it, may be due to hole in drum or may be due to nerve deafness. You may require surgery.
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Always wear a full-face helmet or a mouthguard while playing sports

BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Always wear a full-face helmet or a mouthguard while playing sports. It will protect your mouth from any unnecessary injury.
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Sir I am 24 year old male and I am suffering from hearing loss from last 5 years mainly in the high frequency region. Please tell me some solution or exercises to recover from this problem. Sir I am also suffering from ankylosing spondelitis. From last 4 years but my hearing problem is the older one. And Dr. Has given me donica and donica s-r for my spondelitis problem? these two problems make my life very tough.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 24 years old male. I had cold which was accompanied by hearing loss and pain in left ear. After having a course of amoxicillin and potassium clanuvate antibiotics, my pain was relieved but there is no improvement in hearing. Now I hardly hear anything from that ear. It has been 5 days since I heard from that ear. Can anybody please help. I am a smoker.

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Ghaziabad
I am 24 years old male. I had cold which was accompanied by hearing loss and pain in left ear. After having a course ...
Hi lybrate-user from your description, it seems like a condition of serous otitis media which is very common after having cold. Start taking steam inhalation and anti allergic tablet. Also instill saline nasal spray in both nostrils. Don't worry, it'll get better. It will take time. May be 5-7 days more.
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My husband got diagnosed with Tinnitus around 2 months back. He joined swimming few weeks before the constant buzz in his ears. The doctors indicated the water entering inside the ears thru swimming as one of the possible causes. He is on medication since then and has been feeling little better but he has been avoiding swimming ever since. He joined that for overall health and he preferred swimming over gym. But now he doesn't at all go to swim even by using earplugs. Can you please suggest if this was the reason behind his tinnitus and if he really should avoid swimming? I want him to continue swimming n want his tinnitus also to be cured. But please advise what's good for him.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
My husband got diagnosed with Tinnitus around 2 months back. He joined swimming few weeks before the constant buzz in...
There are different reasons and different types of tinnitus Usually tinnitus means ringing sound in ear . That happens due to nerve weakness. Other reasons are buzzing sound or insect fluttering sound are due to wax, or infection in ear or due to cold So if swimming caused the tinnitus it is likely due to infection. Hence once infection settles it is possible to swim provided ear drum is normal So consult your doctor and find out
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BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
Air Condition [AC] are the one of the reason for dehydration. Even if we live in AC we need to take water for about 3 to 4 lts per day. People who are all working in AC atmosphere eg, IT sectors etc.. need to take care of yourselves by taking water, this will also reduce your stress by caring oxygen inside our body.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Can't drink upto the so called required amount of water in a day?
Sip on water every half an hour and see the difference in your energy level and you feel fresh and active.
If you drink lots of water or plenty of water advised by all to cleanse your body, you find it difficult to retain in your body. Hence you avoid drinking water most of the times.
The above method takes care of it.

Why people with hearing loss go to dealers rather than audiologists to buy hearing aids? What should do for this serious issue?

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Why people with hearing loss go to dealers rather than audiologists to buy hearing aids? What should do for this seri...
First step is to get an ent checkup next to get a hearing test done and it is the audiologist who will try different hearing aida and then take your earcanal size and fit the hearing aids according to your response. Now if the dealers have employed an audiologist it may be a part of their business.
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I have tinnitus and loss of hearing in right ear, I read at one place on internet that there is some medicine for this in homeopathy. Can any one help me in this regard

MCh, MS , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
This is a case of tinnitus. I think you need further investigation to look for cause for tinnitus. This problem may be due to ear problem, hypertension or because of neurological disorder.
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Hello, I wanna to know how to improve my listening problem. And how to improve my weight.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello, I wanna to know how to improve my listening problem. And how to improve my weight.
For listening problem you need to check audiometry and decide and high calorie diet will increase weight but make sure you are not being obese
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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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