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Dr. Ravi Shankar

Audiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Ravi Shankar is a popular Audiologist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Ravi Shankar at Hearing Centre in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Dear Sir I am 50 yrs old and my children have complain that I am having hearing problem that I don't listen to the door bell nor the ring of the phone. It happen very often but only when I watch television or listening to music and sometime during reading. Please let me know if there is anything serious.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Noida
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, as per your queries, it seems you should get a hearing check up done. As per your childeren, they are quiet right on their point as, it seems you hv got a high frequencies hearing loss, where you can miss sounds like bell, door bell, telephone ring etc. It is purely due to ageing or could be due to some associate problem like high b. P, increased blood sugar or could be due to thyroid also. It is necessary to done a hearing test very soon. After that further step can be taken.
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Suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. Is operation a must or are there any medications to cure it.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Very lil results you will get from medications. So without a delay test your hearing ability n go for small digital hearing aids if the test reports says so. Do not delay.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Happy International Tea Day!!
2 cups of Green tea/day acts as an anti-oxidant, detoxifying many wastes of our system.
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I am ameen Uddin. I am 20 years old I am suffering from backpain since last 3 months. I have so much problems due to it. I hear about you so I am messaging you So please tell me that what can I do now.

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am ameen Uddin. I am 20 years old I am suffering from backpain since last 3 months. I have so much problems due to ...
Get mri of ls spine and start treatment after sharing reports with me. Till that take tab cipzox 1 tab twice, cap evion 1 cap thrice, for 10 days and tab shelcal hd 12 1 tab daily for 15 days. All the best.
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My grandmother at age 85 have hearing problem. Hearing machine is suitable for her or not?

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
My grandmother at age 85 have hearing problem. Hearing machine is suitable for her or not?
Dear lybrate-user, Hearing machine, also called as Hearing Aid, works for a person depending on the following: 1. Hearing loss, 2. Type of hearing loss 3. Need for hearing - situations in which the person communicates Based on proper testing and trial of hearing aids, you will be able to decide on what kind of hearing aids will be suitable. You can not buy it as any product unless it is tried to be fit for hearing.
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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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Top Five Myths about Hearing loss

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Gurgaon

Hearing health has come a long way in the last 10 years, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss. Do you think hearing loss only affects the elderly? or maybe you believe your primary care physician can tell you if you have a hearing loss during a routine physical. Do you believe hearing aids will give you back normal hearing or that your health won't be affected if you have hearing loss in just one ear? how about this myth: hearing loss is a consequence of aging - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

If you recognize your school of thought when you read any of these five myths, it's time to change your perspective. There's no reason misconceptions should stand in the way of hearing your best.

1)Hearing loss only affects the elderly.

In fact, teens and young adults are at risk for developing a very preventable type of hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss (nihl) is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, affecting approximately 26 million americans between the ages of 20 and 69. According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), as many as 16 percent of teens age 12 to 19 have reported some hearing loss which may be caused by loud noise. Approximately 20 percent of americans - around 48 million americans - report some degree of hearing loss. Additionally, hearing loss occurs in five out of every 1, 000 newborns each year in the united states. Hearing loss can be caused by any number of factors: ototoxic medication, environmental factors, disease or genetics. In some cases, the cause of hearing loss is simply unknown.

2) My primary physician will tell me if my hearing is failing.

The last time you went for a physical, did your doctor perform a hearing test on you? chances are he or she didn't, because very few doctors do. Your doctor relies on you to bring any health problems to light just as much as you rely on your doctor to do the same. Since your general practitioner is only so well-versed in specific areas of the body, you should have your hearing checked routinely by a hearing health practitioner, just as you have your vision checked or your teeth cleaned.

Hearing health professionals are specifically educated and trained to administer hearing tests, diagnose hearing loss and prescribe treatment. If you notice your hearing has diminished, find a hearing healthcare professional in your area and make an appointment. At the very least, you will have established a relationship with someone you trust who now has a baseline of how well you hear. If you visit them annually, just like you do your primary care physician, they'll be able to detect any hearing loss as it occurs.

3) I notice a difference in one ear, but the other is fine so I'm ok.

Your brain is a thing of wonder. If the hearing in one ear starts to fade, your brain will adapt to the changes, at least up to a certain point. Your hearing loss could be well-advanced before you even notice a difference. There are countless stories of people who were oblivious to the extent of their hearing loss before they finally admitted they needed hearing aids. A regular hearing test can help track your hearing capability.

Here's another brain fact. Your brain is so involved with your sense of hearing, it can 'forget' how to hear certain sounds if the auditory pathways become damaged and hearing loss is untreated. That's one of the reasons why it's important not only to have your hearing checked regularly, but to seek treatment once hearing loss has been diagnosed.

Untreated hearing loss has also been associated with dementia, social isolation, depression and anxiety - other good reasons to see your hearing healthcare professional as soon as you notice you are not hearing well.

4) Hearing aids will restore my hearing to normal levels.

Today's hearing aids are technological marvels. Their sensitive microphones can focus on speech while tuning out background noise, they can be programmed with the touch of a smartphone, and they work in tandem with many other personal electronic devices in our lives. The one thing hearing aids can't do; however, is restore your hearing to 'normal.' as much as we've learned about how our sense of hearing works, there is no man-made device that can completely replicate human hearing.

The good news? hearing aids can significantly improve your ability to hear well, which leads to enhanced communication with family, friends and co-workers. The key is to work closely with your hearing healthcare professional to make sure your hearing aids help you hear your best in each of your personal listening environments.

5) My hearing loss cannot be helped.

Have you asked a hearing health practitioner about your hearing loss? many forms of hearing loss can indeed be improved, whether it be by hearing aids, surgery, medication or a simple ear wax removal procedure. You'll never know if you never ask. And, if it's been a few years since you've seen a hearing healthcare professional, consider making another appointment. The field of hearing health is rapidly changing. Hearing loss that was difficult to address even a few years ago may be treatable now.

I can listen very slowly so I can not understand some words clearly So what I can do ?

M.Sc- Audiology & Speech Therapy
Audiologist, Hyderabad
First and foremost you need to get tested your hearing sensitivity by consulting audiologist near by. According to audiometry finding we can diagnose whether it is curable or permanent loss. Treatment follows accordingly.
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Hi I have cholesterol. Tremor in hand, gas, eye irritation, can not look in bright light, sound in ear.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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What could be causing pain in left side of head and ringing in left ear? What should I do? please help me as soon as possible. I can not hear anything. Now what can I do?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
What could be causing pain in left side of head and ringing in left ear? What should I do? please help me as soon as ...
You should consult an ENT specialist as headache along with hearing loss on one side could be due to some mass in proximity to vestibule cochlear nerve. Sometimes even Migraine can present with such symptoms . You need to undergo MRI Scan of brain and consult anot ENT specialist or neurologist
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I have been diagnosed for meniers disease from doctor in Silchar & same has been confirmed by CMC Vellore. I was having symptoms of giddiness, hearing loss & tinnitus in the left ear. After treatments from CMC Vellore (Medicine taken Ditide, 90 tab, one daily; vertistar-16, 60 tab, 2 daily; stemetil-5, 5 mg, as & when required) giddiness has been cured but tinnitus & hearing loss still persists what to do now?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, you r recovered from dizziness problem, good. But tinnitus and hearing problem are still there, ok. Listen, you r suffering from tinnitus in left ear, and meniere's disease is still there, so you must reduce sodium intake in your diet and try to avoid noisy places as possible by u, because the main reason behind tinnitus is noise exposure. And divert your attention from tinnitus sound as far as possible. Stay stress free all the day, also anxiety can increase tinnitus problem. Ok. Try to avoid caffeinated products, cola etc. Usually there is no remedy for tinnitus, but the above precautions can prevent you from more irritating perception of tinnitus sounds. And hearing loss is due to meniere's disease and lower frequencies are mostly affected, so get your ear checked and continue the above explained precautions for better result.
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I am 47 years old .From last 2 years, I am unable to feel smell through my nose. But sometimes, I feel smell for a short period.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Start pratimarsha nasya with Anu Taila. Along with that also start Karnapooran with sehchar tail. Very useful. Consult some ayurvedic doctor in your area.
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Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Having Serious Conversations:
When you start arguing during the bedtime, your mind will be full of thoughts, mostly negative ones. You will get irritated and agitated. A research has shown that fighting with someone at bedtime will preserve the negative emotions until you wake up.
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I am suffering from hearing lose from 2008, I Had lot of medicine, But didn't work.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Hearing loss can be due to many reasons so get your self examined by an ENT specialist to find out the cause and the same can be treated.
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Sir I have cold from 4 days now some better but I have a problem in my right ear. In ear some geeeeee. Sound is produced continuously due to that I can not hearing talks clearly. May I know the reason why the sound is produced in my ear. What's medicine can I take to recovery. please advice to me. Thank you sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I have cold from 4 days now some better but I have a problem in my right ear. In ear some geeeeee. Sound is produ...
1.It could be due to injury or inflammation of tympanic membrane (ear drum). 2.Get Your ear checked by ENT specialist and follow the advice and treatment 3.Keep the ear dry
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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 listen to music too much, when ever I am free I just use my earphones and listen to music at a decent volume even during nights I listen to music and go to bed late night So will it effect my listening power? Will I find difficulties in my studies? I meen will it decrease my memory power? Will it affect my brain?

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath, Dhule
I listen to music too much, when ever I am free I just use my earphones and listen to music at a decent volume even d...
Hearing capacity may get impaired due to constant use of earphones. If you r able to concentrate on your work then no need to worry you can continue listening music but it should not become obsession.
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I am 34 years male. I am suffering with hearing loss (40% (R)& 45%(L)) in both ears for last 6 months. After audiometry and impedance test, I was said that my stapes bone inside the ear has been grown. I have been suggested for ear operation to replace this bone. Also recently I have started the tinnitus. But I do not want to go for operation as this being complex and near to inner ear. Another reason is non-availability of good surgeon in my area. I have started sodium fluoride tablets just to prevent further hearing loss and some yoga exercise. I may go for hearing aid as well. Please suggest if any food supplements or preventions to decrease the tinnitus. Thanks,

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
as you r having hearing loss and tinnitus simultaneously. Best way is to go for surgery (stapedectomy). If you do not want to go for surgery then 2 nd option is to go for digital programmable hearing aids having specific program for tinnitus management. No any yoga or exercise helps in recovery from hearing loss but ya for tinnitus you can try. Coz in yo case the condition is excess calcium deposition in stapes bone restricting its mobility you can read the health tips (tinnitus management) shared by me in lybrate. & for any more query you can get in touch with me.
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MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Psoriasis...
Avoid drying of skin..
Use lot of moisturisers...
Avoid Physical & mental stress...
Avoid pain killers...

All this will decrease psoriasis flare up.

Dear sir, my daughter is 8 year old, she has profound hearing loss in both ears (l=105, r=95), she can speak only few words. We are giving the hearing aid trial and speech therapy at rajkot, is this possible that condition can be improved by this way, or we should take another step. Please suggest me the right way. Regards

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Is this problem since birth? any history of meningitis (dimagi fever)? pls send her latest audiometry report. One way of improving her hearing and speech is cochlear implant.
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