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Dr. Ravi Shankar

Audiologist, Bangalore

150 at clinic
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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All About Cochlear Implants

MBBS, MS - ENT ( Gold Medalist Honors )
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gurgaon
All About Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is beneficial if you are deaf or have difficulties in hearing. Cochlear implants are not hearing aids which just raise the volume of the different sounds you hear; they are surgically implanted inside your head. The implant transmits impulses straight to the auditory nerves which send the signals to the brain.

Cochlear implants can help you with sounds such as telephones, alarms or doorbells ringing. You can even understand speech or listen to music again with the help of cochlear implants.

How Cochlear Implants Work?

Cochlear implants are for adults and children with sensorineural (hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear) hearing loss.

The device consists of two parts:

  • The receiver-stimulator: this part is surgically implanted under the skin.

  • The speech processor: this part is placed externally, behind the ear.

The receiver-stimulator is placed first, and two weeks after the procedure, the speech-processor is installed. If there are sounds around you, the microphone on the speech processor will pick them up and transform them into electrical impulses. The receiver-stimulator receives these impulses through the electrodes inside them. The electrodes then send the electrical impulses to stimulate the auditory nerves, and ultimately, the sounds picked up will reach the brain.

Advantages Of Cochlear Implants-

Some advantages of cochlear implants include:

  1. Being able to hear at normal volumes.

  2. Understanding speech without the need to lip-read.

  3. Listening to and talking over the phone get easier.

  4. Being able to hear music better after the surgery.

  5. Picking up loud, medium and soft sounds.

  6. Modulating your own voice gets better, so others understand you easily.

Disadvantages/Risks Associated With Cochlear Implants-

The risks of cochlear implants are common surgical after-effects such as infection, bleeding and anaesthetic side-effects. Some other complications include:

  1. Alteration in sense of taste due to nerve injury.

  2. Paralysis or weakness on the face due to nerve damage.

  3. Dizziness.

  4. Tinnitus (Ringing in the ear).

  5. Fluid leakage around the brain.

  6. Device can be faulty or get infected.

  7. Meningitis (An infection in the brain).

People Who Can Get Cochlear Implant-

You are eligible to get a cochlear implant if you have:

  1. Profound to severe hearing loss.

  2. Problems with the hearing aid.

  3. A strong wish to improve your hearing.

  4. Even children with severe hearing loss in both the ears can get a cochlear implant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized ear-nose-throat-ent-specialist and ask a free question.

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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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Doc, you said ear had 3 parts, how will I know if my ears is affected by 1, 2 or 3? I'using hearing aid now but the sound is not good and I cannot identify the voice, I been with my audiologist many times to fine tune my hearing aids but still the same. What should I do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Kolkata
Hello, after audiometry test the audiologist will either mark or show pictures of ear to compare your hearing status, and tell you which part of your ear is affected. Nxt part is about your hearing aid, get your audiometry test again and adjust your aid accordingly, if the problem is not resolved then it is either your sensorineural loss or the aid is not suitable for your loss.
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HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR HEARING

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

Now, today's world is suffering from many unknown ailments, due to our modern lifestyle, diet and many more. One of the most hazardous problems today's world is suffering from is ear related i. E ringing sound or tinnitus with vertigo and hearing loss. So as an audiologist my request and advice to all to avoid unwanted loud sound and protect your hearing by either wearing ear plugs or ear muffs or by avoiding such detrimental situations by wiseness, because tinnitus is mostly related to your duration of noise exposure. Because your health is in your hand. So you people decide.

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I am hear noise sometimes inside my right year from over 1 year but can't find anything.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
This problem may be due to Wax in ear/ or may be Eustachian tube blockade Kindly follow advises given below 1.do not pore anything in ear 2.avoid water entry 3.As you need internal examination of ear by Otoscope so kindly consult ENT surgeon
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I am a 49 Year Man. I am hearing sounds / noise from both ear from Last 2 Years. Please Advice Ayurvedic Medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
you have tinnitus in both yours ears. Treatment adviced is karnapurna, karnadhopana and shirodhara medicines-1) ksheerabala 101 cap -2 tab twice a day. 2) raasnadi kashyam 15ml with 60ml lukewarm water twice a day. 3) ksheerabala taila or asanabilwadi tailam for ear drops in each ear 2-3 drops daily.
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Can hearing loss be restored or recovered without the use of hearing aid?

M.D in Acupunture
Audiologist,
Good morning madam , you are asking that without the use of hearing aid you can restore the hearing loss my answer is yes. According to acupuncture science we have chi ( pran shakti) in our body by which our body is running when we work more we feel tired but after some few minutes of rest we become again fit why, because you are again recharged n you feel normal. So when the organ in our body is discharging the related sense organ is also tired n it needs treatment, as here the hearing is taken care by kidneys it' s means that the kidney function are getting tired by little work.
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I have partial hearing loss or humming noise in my left ear. This is sometimes during the common cold I have. This stays on for few days 15-30 and then heals on its own. But since it is irritating, can I get rid of this through some medication?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take Causticum 200, 5 drops once in a week . Kali mur 6x 5 tabs twice daily. Kali sulph 6x, 5 tabs twice daily.
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I drink aproxx 3-5 litter water but after all that my throughout become dryer. And due to extra water, i have frequent urinary issue. What to do help me please.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Boil some panamrutham in water, then drink. Drink only in sips, not all together. When you drink water, remember to touch the roof of mouth with this sip.
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I am 18 year old boy suffering from cold and cough and hearing is also low Please help me by giving your suggestions.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
I am 18 year old boy suffering from cold and cough and hearing is also low Please help me by giving your suggestions.
Hi, I can understand how you must be feeling like at this moment. Generally sometimes becoz of fullness dye to cold we may be feel the hearing to be reduced or even may hear your own voice louder than usual which may come back to normal once the cold comes down but if it persists beyond two weeks youbmay need to consult your local ent as they r chances of some infection in your ear.
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Ayurveda, Karnal
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I, 65 years of age, is suffering from blocking /not able to hear clearly throughmy rightside ear for ten days. I am not having any pain. My doubt is, this is due to little cold I am having. I want to clear the trouble.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
This could be due to blockage of eustachian tube that maintains pressure on both side of ear drum. When it is blocked due to any infection in nose/ throat it gives feeling of blocked ear and decreased hearing. Start tab. Sinarest twice a day and nasivion nasal drops 2-2-2-2 for 1 week. Do steam inhalation also.
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Doctor I am losing my hearing at the age of 17 day by day! Doctor I have consulted many others. They told that hearing loss may be natural. Please help me!

MBBS
General Physician,
Gradual hearing loss is not natural at your age. Hearing loss may be due to any middle ear injury. Or reapeted infection thereby leading to csom of ear or ears. With a hole in tympanic membrane of eardrum one or both ears. You should consult a ent specialist. For assessment and further management.
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Since last few days in morning I have muffled ears. I feel something wrong with my ears. I feel blockage of sound. But if I press both the ears and its okay for sometime. But I have my lunch it becomes normal. And I feel better. I feel that the brain has stopped working. And this leads to negative thoughts. But after lunch everything seems to be okay. Last night I had a pain in the right forearm for 2 hours and then it stopped. What could be wrong? I am really worried.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Problem in ear may be due to wax Kindly consult ENT doctor Problem of negative thought can solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost Kindly consult Psychologist
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Dear sir, I am suffering from hearing loss - right ear upto 70 db at 2000 to 8000 hrtz and left ear upto 80 db for same frequencies. Further re have C type reflexes and left ear have A type reflex. Presently I hear continuous beep from left year even noisy environment. Kindly recommend way ahead.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Dear sir, I am suffering from hearing loss - right ear upto 70 db at 2000 to 8000 hrtz and left ear upto 80 db for sa...
Mostly you have a sensorineural prblm in left ear. And in right ear its a kind of mixed hearing loss. So better to go for digital programmable hearing aids.
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I have a hearing problem what should I do I have just 21 years old, wil you give a suggestions for that? And also give a precautions for that.

master in audiology &speech language pathology
Audiologist, Mumbai
Hello ma'am, as you've hearing difficulty it required get to done your audiometry from audiologist. For hearing difficulty there r many causes any history related to noise exposure, if you r hearing very loud music for respective hrs, any otologic history such as discharge from ear, pain medical history. Frequent cold & cough problem as a precaution point of view 1st you've to mentioned in detail what you suggest it caused of but in general avoid to remain your ear wet, don't pour any oil or water in it. Keep ear dry, used ear protection device if surrounded environment is noisy, don't try to remove your wax by own don't used earbud so frequently bcoz most of people unaware how much they've to insert it & then result is damage of that. So if you feel that hearing difficulty due to wax accumulation then concern & remove from ent.
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I have a problem in hearing. A sound of motor keeps ringing in my ears.

Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Hi Thank you for the question. You have hearing loss which could be of 3 types such as conductive hearing loss (middle ear problem), sesorineural hearing loss (inner ear problem) and mixed hearing loss (middle and inner ear problem). There are various reason which will lead to ringing sensation in the ear which is known as ?Tinnitus. Most of the time ringing sensation will go off with the medication. In your case if you have sensorineural hearing loss, with the use of digital hearing aid it will help you in hearing better and gradually the ringing sound will reduced. You have to undergo audiological test. Regards Surender Gupta Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist
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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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The ringing sounds are hearing in my ears since 3 years and I consulted a doctor he suggests me that because odds your nose bone bending it is happening please give me suggestion.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days, AS you have consulted doctor and diagnosed as Deviated nasal septum so you need to consult ENT Surgeon for further evaluation and management
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