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Dr. K A Guruprasad

Audiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. K A Guruprasad is one of the best Audiologists in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. K A Guruprasad personally at Hearing Centre in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. K A Guruprasad on Lybrate.com.

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I am 54 years old male, having hearing problem in both the ears. Nearly 25% less hearing, should I go for operation or go for hearing aids. Please advice.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am 54 years old male, having hearing problem in both the ears. Nearly 25% less hearing, should I go for operation o...
If your problem is due to hole in your ear drum and you are fit to tolerate surgery its always better to undergo surgery as once done you will be fine all your life and can avoid all hearing aid related problems.
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My son is hearing impaired and cannot hear upto 120 decibels, further he is having Lipoma glands all over his body, is there any remedy for his cure, he can speak but cannot listen.

MBA, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Dear Sir, You need to show your son to a neurologist & also get a thorough hearing test done to know exact degree & type of hearing loss. We can also try amplification device if it works with your son, Its advisable to get him to the clinic so that we can check thoroughly. I am available @ 9810511246 www.sphearclinic.com Regards, Neevita
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Ways To Prevent Hearing Loss!

DNB, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Ways To Prevent Hearing Loss!

The partial or total inability to hear is known as 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 or fire cracker. Even too much use of ear phones and cell phones causes damage.  Prevention - Use less of cell phones, disco, fire cracker, loud speaker.
  3. Hereditary disorders - Hearing disorder may be inherited by the dominant or recessive genes of parents in the child.
  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.
  6. Diseases of ear - Specially pus discharge damages eardrum and hearing bones. Some time also damages the nerve of hearing. Do not neglect this issue. It can be easily operated and you are safe.

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

  1. Aging effect can be prevented --- by taking nerve tonics, avoiding ototoxic drugs, and avoiding noise trauma. If hearing loss has set in best is to use hearing aid prescribed by authentic person.
  2. 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 pubs.
  3. Take precautionary measures -- If your occupation calls for working at an environment of loud noises, use earplugs or earmuffs. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. During pregnancy -- NO to alcohol smoking and other ototoxic medicines. To prevent genetic transfer of hearing loss, one should avoid marriage in close relatives as is done in south India and mohmadden community.
  6. Visit the Dr. --- For proper management of hearing loss asap. hearing loss is treatable or can be taken care !!

My son developed- hard of hearing. Suffering for last 8 years. Soon after marriage. Marriage broken one daughter age 6 years living with her mother. Age of my son 37.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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. Kindly get him examined by ENT surgeon.
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Dear doctor I am suffering with meniear's disease. What is the most useful medicine for this disease. And which department is mostly treat this disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It is due to labyrinthine disturbances(internal ear problem) You have to consult ENT Specialist for advice and treatment
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Hearing Loss - How To Deal With It?

DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Kota
Hearing Loss - How To Deal With It?

Hearing is one of the five senses that you or anyone else relies on for communication and a whole host of other things. Among the five senses, touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight, it is often hearing, which is the most easily affected. You don't have to be a senior citizen to experience hearing loss as it is quite common among younger people as well. This problem is also getting widespread with each passing day.

Before coping with hearing loss, the first job is to detect it:
If you have a hunch that you or any of your loved ones is suffering from hearing loss, it is important that you get it diagnosed. Some of the common symptoms of hearing loss will be:

  1. Hearing difficulties while talking to someone over the phone
  2. Straining to hear conversations with family members or friends in household situations 
  3. People usually need to repeat what they talk to you with a louder voice
  4. You often hear complaints that you keep the TV too loud.
  5. In crowded situations, such as family gatherings or a restaurant, you have problems listening to people.

Although this condition tends to affect senior citizens, an increasing trend shows younger people i.e. people mostly in their 40 and 50s and even younger than that suffer from this condition.

How to deal with hearing loss?
Some of the options to deal with hearing loss are mentioned below.

  1. Once diagnosed with hearing problems, change your ways of communication: If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with hearing problems, it is important that both adjust your ways to deal with the problem. Rather than getting angry at the other for not being able to communicate effectively, develop and strategize ways to make communication less problematic and erratic.
  2. Cochlear implants: This is a newer technology, which has gained popularity in the past decade or so. These are directly implanted into the inner ear and are designed to bypass the damaged areas of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. These have become very popular, although, are not a replacement of natural hearing. It is only prescribed for people who have severe hearing loss or are deaf.
  3. Hearing aids: Although selecting a hearing aid is difficult as the patient needs to be comfortable, once selected it is one of the best solutions for the hearing impaired. The functionality of these devices can be extended with the hearing assistive technology or HAT devices that can focus the audio waves depending on the situations and give a more tailored approach for every individual's needs. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Ent specialist.
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Sir today I met a boy who is not fully able to listen and hearing, sometime he say mummy papa but he can't able to talk with anyone even he is not able to listen also. Is this permanent? Suggest me a good doctor.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Sir today I met a boy who is not fully able to listen and hearing, sometime he say mummy papa but he can't able to ta...
lybrate-user, that child , has severe hearing loss in both ears and could do very well with Cochlear Implants. However, this is an expensive procedure (about 12-15 lakhs) and even after the surgery, he will require at least 2 years of intensive speech therapy and special schooling before he is able to join a mainstream school.
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Respected dr.I am 34 years old. Married. Mai jab 14 sal ki thi tab dimagi bhukhar se kano ki sunne ki sakti kam ho gai mai janna chahti hu kahi kano ka aisa ilaz hai jisse main fir se pahle ki tarh sun saku.Please suggest.

M.D in Acupunture
Audiologist, Mumbai
Good afternoon, 14 saal ki thi tab means 20 yrs ago you had the fever, yes your answer is acupuncture has the capability of bringing you the hearing loss. It can treat the problem you are facing. You may consult.
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My son is 10 yrs. Old, now a days he is going for swimming, from last 5-6 days he is having pain in his ear & he can't hear properly kindly advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You throw a beam of light into his ears and see if there is wax loosened. This can happen if there is wax and he goes swimming. Try to take the loose wax slowly with a clean bud. Also is he having fever and cold? you can ask privately. There is lot for discussion.
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Having sensorineural hearing loss of mild type in rt ear and moderate type on lt side I am 66 year male and have not have much problem in hearing at distance of 4-5 ft How I can improve hearing at distance without a hearing aid.

Diploma in Hearing Language & Speech, BASLP
Audiologist, Delhi
Having sensorineural hearing loss of mild type in rt ear and moderate type on lt side I am 66 year male and have not ...
Dear, lybrate-user its not possible without hearing aid to problem your hearing difficult, you have to use the hearing aid at least 1 ear, thank you,
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What are symptoms for hearing loss. How we can protect our ears from hearing loss?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hi, its a good question. As we all know that prevention is better than cure, so it is your sole responsibility to protect your ear from detrimental effects of certain antibiotics, noise exposure, loud music etc. There are many symptoms of hearing loss including tinnitus, frequent infections, poor blood supply to cochlea, and many more. So try to avoid harmful situations that can create a major effect on your hearing status.
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I am hearing aid user sometimes to hearing se bii proper hearing naii aa pate aurr mujhe hearing aid not give original hearing I am tensed im just 28 years old iic hearing aid user please guide.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
I am hearing aid user sometimes to hearing se bii proper hearing naii aa pate aurr mujhe hearing aid not give origina...
Hi I must ask wether the hearing aid is a digital or semidigital hearing aid, sometimes the hearing aid requires calibration which can be done from the place you bought it. So get it checked and then use it. Better use a digital version of hearing aid. Regards.
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Cochlear Implants - 6 Benefits You Must Know!

MS-ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Noida
Cochlear Implants - 6 Benefits You Must Know!

You should consider undertaking a cochlear implant in case you are experiencing hearing loss or are turning deaf. This is a small device that gets planted in your ear through a surgical procedure. It sends impulses to your auditory nerves directly, as a result of which sound signals get carried to your brain. Cochlear implants may not make you hear normally again, but help you with different sounds, and in the recognition of the different sounds around you like alarms, telephones, and door bells.

How it works?

  1. A cochlear implant is fit for children and adults who suffer from the sensorineural hearing loss. This condition damages the tiny hair cells in your inner ear, which is called the cochlea. Hearing becomes impaired when these get damaged.
  2. The device consists of two specific parts. The first part or the receiver-stimulator is placed under your skin via a surgical procedure. The other part of the device is the speech processor. It has to be worn around your neck in the form of a hearing aid.
  3. The external device is, however, larger in size than a usual hearing aid. The receiver gets placed under your skin, behind the ear via a small incision. It is connected to electrodes.
  4. This is inserted into the cochlea of your inner ear. The surgery requires a few hours to be undertaken successfully.
  5. The speech processor has to be placed two weeks after the surgery is undertaken. The processor can be connected to the microphone, and this can be worn around the ear.
  6. You can wear it on any other part of your body, based on your lifestyle and age.

Benefits of cochlear implant
The major benefits of a cochlear implant are as follows:

  1. You might be able to hear speech almost normally.
  2. You will be able to understand speech better, and will not have to depend on lip reading.
  3. It will be much easier and simpler for you to listen to the television and talk over the phone.
  4. You will be able to listen to music better.
  5. You may also be able to pick up various sounds around you that include soft, medium, and loud sounds.
  6. You will be able to control your own voice better. This makes other people understand you better.

If you are suffering from severe hearing loss, a cochlear implant may be able to change your life for the better. However, the results are not the same for all, and vary among people. It is possible for some people to benefit more from such an implant than others.

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What is gastritis? I can hear some noise from my after food. Why this is so? Please explain?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is gastritis? I can hear some noise from my after food. Why this is so? Please explain?
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach..Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs.Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include: Nausea or recurrent upset stomach Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain Vomiting Indigestion Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night Hiccups Loss of appetite Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material Black, tarry stools rh sound you asked is the movement of the intestines called borborygmi and is normal
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My hearing and eyesight have become weak. And I am stiffness in neck and back. Could this be due to weak nervous system. Which tests need to be done.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My hearing and eyesight have become weak. And I am stiffness in neck and back. Could this be due to weak nervous syst...
Hello, tk, homoeo medicines: @ agraphis n 30-6 pills, thrice, orally. @ physostigma 30-6 pills, thrice, orally. You should consult an ent, please. Along with an x-ray of cervical vaertabrae to assess spondylitis, causing stiffness in neck. Your feedback b highly appreciated for further follow up. Tk care.
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When I read something like newspaper, books and listen that has been taught in class, I can not retrieve thirty percent of that I read or listen in the class. At the time of travelling in the bus and train. I see many thing around but I can not recall them after the time.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
When I read something like newspaper, books and listen that has been taught in class, I can not retrieve thirty perce...
Hello, relax! * is, such copmlaint persistant from your child-hood? * what, strange happend in your life before this complaint, started. * take, plenty of water. * go for meditation to strenghten your brain to restore your memory. * take apples, carrots, milk, fish, cheese, almonds, walnuts, regularly. Homoeo-care** @ anacard 30- 4 drops, thrice a day @ kali phos 6x- 4 tabs, thrice a day report your progress, fortnightly. Take, care.
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Dear DR, My wife (age: 24) is suffering by hearing loss of her left ear. I am from kolkata. I have visited lots of clinic here but all of them used to tell me that there have no chance for recovering. They told me nerve is totally damaged. So please tell me if there is any chance for me. Symptoms: 1. Hearing loss of left ear 2. Huge pain suddenly (lots of pills already taken) 3.Senseless due to pain.Please tell.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Dear DR,
My wife (age: 24) is suffering by hearing loss of her left ear. I am from kolkata. I have visited lots of cl...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, as per the details provided I presume that your wife must be diagnosed to have sensory neural hearing loss. Regard the pain you need to rule out if there are any other ear conditions with a good ent but regard the hearing loss like you are already aware from other professionals that it cannot be reversed which is very true, if it really bothering your wife in terms of hearing you need to go for a hearing aid on the affected side.
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After an unprotected exposure with a csw. I hav tested for vdrl/ rpr 68 days (9.5 weeks) after post exposure. It was negative. But now 4 months post exposure I have nasal congestion sometimes eyes watery and thick mucus. Is tat syphilis. My test post exposure was not conclusive or not?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
After an unprotected exposure with a csw. I hav tested for vdrl/ rpr 68 days (9.5 weeks) after post exposure. It was ...
These are not symptoms of syphilis. Your test, post exposure is conclusive. Don't worry. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take plenty of water to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Do meditation for mental strength daily. Follow this and give feedback.
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