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Dr. K A Guruprasad

Audiologist, Bangalore

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 talk very loudly. People say I talk as if giving lectures. I have 40 decibels conductive hearing loss n both ears but I am able to manage it. I have issue only when people talking very softly. Pls guide.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I talk very loudly. People say I talk as if giving lectures. I have 40 decibels conductive hearing loss n both ears b...
Other people talking is not yoru problem: you say that people's observation is that you speak loudly. It is definitely coming from your own hearing loss whereby you have not accurate feedback mechanism to know your volume and to make necessary corrections. Now that you know about this is it possible to speak in a volume that is less audible to you but that you know it is sufficient to the hearing level of the other people. With time and practice you will be able to master this technique.
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5 Telltale Signs of Hearing Loss

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
5 Telltale Signs of Hearing Loss

Ageing is not the only factor that brings hearing impairment. The causes are many. Certain medications, continuous exposure to loud noise, genetic involvement, injury and some medical conditions may cause hearing loss.

But if you think that you are facing hearing issues, then these symptoms should raise an alarm for you to see an ENT specialist:

  1. You find it hard to hear phone conversations: Do you find yourself asking the person on the other end of the phone line to 'repeat' themselves, or find yourself pressing the phone instrument right into your ear? If you are trying so hard to hear, you might find yourself missing out on bits of the conversation as focussing to clearly hear the conversation is exhausting work. Getting a hearing test might be a good option if this sounds like you.
  2. Your TV is blaring: Do you often find people around you shouting above the TV sound complaining that it's too loud? When you find it hard to hear the TV at the average volume and find yourself turning up the sound, this could signify a hearing loss. Doctors are seeing a growing number of patients visiting them after prolonged exposure to loud music and sounds.
  3. You have trouble hearing in noisy environments: When you are out dining with friends or family at a busy restaurant or accompanying a friend shopping in a busy street, all that background noise makes it difficult to hear what the people are saying. People with hearing loss often have problems masking out background noise. 
  4. You find yourself leaning closer to people to follow the conversation or staring at their lips trying to lip-read what's being said.
  5. Family members telling 'you're going deaf'?: Trust the views of the people closest to you, they never lie about your health. Family members often are the first to sense signs of hearing loss as they find themselves repeating things to you or calling out louder to get your 'attention'.
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Could diminished hearing and balance problems be related? Could this be an issue with the eighth cranial nerve?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.It could be related 2.You need a complete neurological evaluation and if required you have to take a CT scan of brain to exclude any organic brain lesion. 3.Consult Neurologist for proper advice
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I am 13 days post op from a left tkr and am having trouble sitting due to a pain in my thigh, above the drain wound and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Would love to hear from others about their experience during recovery x.

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Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 13 days post op from a left tkr and am having trouble sitting due to a pain in my thigh, above the drain wound a...
Leg exercises are a vital part of senior and elderly fitness. Strengthening the lower body is one of the most effective and efficient methods of preserving your independence and improving your health as you age. Strengthening exercise has many health related benefits which reduce disease and improve your functional quality of life including: •Improving your lean muscle mass. •Reducing your blood pressure which reduces your risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. •Improving your bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. •Improve your glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. •Increase the strength of your low back reducing lower back pain. •Providing beneficial effects on lowering your total cholesterol. •Below you will find 12 great lower body strengthening exercises to try. Have a chair handy for some of the standing exercises to help with balance. •Pick two or three to perform when you exercise during the week. Strengthening exercises for seniors should be done at least twice a week. •Three times per week is even better. So give some a try. Remember it takes 4 to 6 weeks for your body to become used to any new demands placed upon it. Watch These Exercise Videos - Lower Body Strengthening Exercises 1. Ankle Circles 1. Ankle Circles •This exercise improves your ankle flexibility and ability to move your ankle upward and downward. •This is a great warm up exercise for the lower leg and feet. 2. Hip Marching 2. Hip Marching •This exercise will strengthen your hip flexor and thighs. •With correct seated posture it will also help your abdominal muscles. 3. Knee Extension •Strengthening your knees width knee strengthening exercises will improve your ability to stand and balance. •This exercise will improve your available knee range of motion. 4. Calf Raises •Strengthening your calf muscles with calf exercises will give your more power to step forward on level surfaces or carry you up hills on uneven terrain. •Helps pump blood up from your legs to your upper-body and brain. 5. Standing Knee Flexion •These knee exercises strengthens your hamstring muscles. •Also helps with your standing balance. 6. Side Hip Raise •Safely strengthens your side hip muscles to help with hip arthritis. •Helps maintain your lower body endurance to better walk and side step around objects. 7. Sit to Stand.
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I was good in my academics but not able to do better in making money. Sometimes I felt like a looser and helpless. I am feeling very depressed and do not want to hear my husband's curses. His annoyance make me cry sometime. All the time, I am going through a mental trauma that I am good for nothing. Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was good in my academics but not able to do better in making money. Sometimes I felt like a looser and helpless. I ...
Making money is not the be-all and end-all of life. Although it is great to have a substantial sum at your beck and call. Enjoy whatever you are doping with good cheer and life will not only look different it will be wonderful. Your husband may rant and rave about you being useless but he does not get to define you unless you let him: you define yourself. You know your self-worth which is not defined by how much you earn. Your self-esteem and self-confidence are all based on your education and some to your family upbringing: is this latter in question? Just go ahead and make good with life and you will see a difference. In all this, your character is very important. If that is good, nothing else matters. You​ can walk with your head held up high.
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Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
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Perhaps you've thought about getting a hearing aid, but you're worried about how it will look or whether it will really help. It may help ease your concerns to know more about:
- The hearing aid options available to you
- What to look for when buying a hearing aid
- How to get used to it
- Hearing aids can't restore normal hearing. They can improve your hearing by amplifying soft sounds, helping you hear sounds that you've had trouble hearing.

How hearing aids work

Hearing aids use the same basic parts to carry sounds from the environment into your ear and make them louder. Most hearing aids are digital, and all are powered with a hearing aid battery.

Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip with an amplifier converts the incoming sound into digital code. It analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The amplified signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through speakers.

Hearing aid styles

Hearing aids vary a great deal in price, size, special features and the way they're placed in your ear.

The following are common hearing aid styles, beginning with the smallest, least visible in the ear. Hearing aid designers keep making smaller hearing aids to meet the demand for a hearing aid that is not very noticeable. But the smaller aids may not have the power to give you the improved hearing you may expect.

Completely in the canal (CIC) or mini CIC

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is molded to fit inside your ear canal. It improves mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid:
- Is the smallest and least visible type
- Is less likely to pick up wind noise
- Uses very small batteries, which have shorter life and can be difficult to handle
- Doesn't contain extra features, such as volume control or a directional microphone
- Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

In the canal

An in-the-canal (itc) hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. This style can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

An in-the-canal hearing aid:
- Is less visible in the ear than larger styles
- Includes features that won't fit on completely-in-the-canal aids, but may be difficult to adjust due to its small size
- Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

In the ear
An in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid is custom-made in two styles — one that fills most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell) and one that fills only the lower part (half shell). Both are helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

An in-the-ear hearing aid:
- Includes features that don't fit on smaller style hearing aids, such as a volume control
- May be easier to handle
- Uses a larger battery for longer battery life
- Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker
- May pick up more wind noise than smaller devices
- Is more visible in the ear than smaller devices

Behind the ear
A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal. This type is appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.

A behind-the-ear hearing aid:
- Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid, though some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible
- Is capable of more amplification than are other styles
- May pick up more wind noise than other styles

Receiver in canal or receiver in the ear
The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal or in the ear. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces.

A receiver-in-canal hearing aid:
- Has a less visible behind-the-ear portion
- Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

Open fit
An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear hearing aid with a thin tube. This style keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally and for high-frequency sounds to be amplified through the hearing aid. This makes the style a good choice for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

An open-fit hearing aid:
- Is less visible
- Doesn't plug the ear like the small in-the-canal hearing aids do, making your own voice sound better to you
- May be more difficult to handle and adjust due to small parts.

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Hi I'm 18 year old but my weight is 45 kg. I'm very thin and weak. Can you suggest me how I'm develop my body growth as a normal person. Hope you have understand my problem and give it solution. Thanks to listen me.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi I'm 18 year old but my weight is 45 kg. I'm very thin and weak. Can you suggest me how I'm develop my body growth ...
18 years is the pubertal age. You will be having primary (linear) growth. After puberty you will grow laterally. Don't worry. Take balanced diet and sleep and exercise. Regards.
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I am 25 year old boy my hear problem and lost my hare I am so sad please any suggestions myproblem.

MBBS
General Physician,
nothing to feeling dad about it it might be due to CSOM earlier you might have suffered in childhood. Zdischarge of fluid by the ear there may be perforation of tympanic membrane. or else you can be having some bony defect in middle ear.you consult a ENT specialist. followed by hearing therapy center. it will be alright.
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I have no job but recently suffering from my hearing problem how solved this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Hearing problem could be due to wax in ear/ear infection/tympanic membrane perforation or inner ear disease. 2. Get your ear examined by ent specialist and follow the advice and treatment.
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I am 42years female over a span of time I ve noticed I have developed hearing problem. What should I do?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Get audiometry test done. Assessment of hearing will be done and based on diagnosis you will be informed if it can be cured with medicine/surgery or you might need a hearing aid.
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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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My nephew has a hearing problem. He has been suggested with cochlear implantation. I want to know what are the success chances of implantation. Whether any other alternatives are available. Also is there any further need to do any year on year (yoy) expenses after such implantation. Pls let me know. It's urgent. Thank you.

Master of Speech Pathology
Speech Therapist, Delhi
My nephew has a hearing problem. He has been suggested with cochlear implantation. I want to know what are the succes...
Hello mam , you should try first with Hearing Aid so you should know what will be result so try hearing aid for some time then go for hearing aid
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My right hear is paining I'm not hearing sound properly from that hear so can you please help me in this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.It could be due to wax in ear or ear infection. 2Get your ear checked by ENT specialist. 3.Take one tablet of paracetamol sos after food upto a maximum of three tablets daily
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Sir, I can not listen properly my hearing power is very low I cannot listen from short distance please help me tell me some clue so that I can resolve this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu may have impacted wax in the ear or have hearing loss. You have to check your ears and if needed do a audiogram and treat
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I am suffering from Warrdenburg-Syndrome type II, I have heterochromia iridus (right eye blue and left eye brown) and I am deaf from left ear. The deafness was kind of progressive. During my childhood I was able to hear partly however gradually I became completely deaf from left ear. I am able to hear properly from right ear. I want to know is there any risk to my right ear hearing? Can I be deaf from my right ear too at a later stage in life?

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
I am suffering from Warrdenburg-Syndrome type II, I have heterochromia iridus (right eye blue and left eye brown) and...
Hello, in most cases or waardernburg syndrome the hearing loss is congenital however in your case as it is type 2 its progressive there are high chances that you might have progressive hearing loss. Consult a audiologist for the same for further guidance. Regards.
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Hello, I am 21 years old male I hear that jaggery and Amla powder mix make sperm quality and quantity good, what are home remedy to make semen thick, my problem is semen leakage every movement is every thin semen please tell me home remedies please please please.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Hello, I am 21 years old male I hear that jaggery and Amla powder mix make sperm quality and quantity good, what are ...
You have semen leakage problem & wants to control it . It is due to weakening of parasympathetic nerve or Over masturbation . I advise you to tell me your weight,eating habits & any addiction to alcohol or cigarette ?. ,for better guidance & treatment.
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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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I am 55 years age male. I am having hearing problems since 2 years. I smoke occasionally and drink regularly. I am non vegetarian. Pls advice me the best precautions.

Masters in Audiology and Speech language pathology (MASLP), Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Mohali
I am 55 years age male. I am having hearing problems since 2 years. I smoke occasionally and drink regularly. I am no...
Kindly get your hearing test done asap along with speech audiometry, oaes and impedance audiometry. Non-veg food doesn't affect our hearing nor it help to save hearing but chronic alcoholism does. All the best.
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Why is my voice so hoarse? .I am suffering to some hearing problem.in my ear canal it is a small whole .what should I do?

BHMS, DCAH
Psychologist, Vadodara
Why is my voice so hoarse? .I am suffering to some hearing problem.in my ear canal it is a small whole .what should I...
Hello lybrate-user, please consult ENT first and then for your hearing problem and hoarse voice, you can rely on homeopathy .it will suit you and make you alright.
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