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Dr. Ravindar Varakala

Masters In Audiology, Specialist In Implantable Hearing Solutions

Audiologist, Bangalore

11 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Ravindar Varakala Masters In Audiology, Specialist In Implantable Hearing S... Audiologist, Bangalore
11 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Ravindar Varakala is a popular Audiologist in Thubarahalli, Bangalore. He has over 11 years of experience as a Audiologist. He studied and completed Masters In Audiology, Specialist In Implantable Hearing Solutions . You can meet Dr. Ravindar Varakala personally at Harmony Speech and Hearing Clinic in Thubarahalli, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravindar Varakala on Lybrate.com.

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Education
Masters In Audiology - AYJNIHH Mumbai, - 2006
Specialist In Implantable Hearing Solutions - - 2009
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Speech and Hearing Association
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
Cochlear Implant Group of India

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Doc, follow up question, im using now hearing aid and I can hear everything around me but still the words are not clear but when I pull out my hearing aids, I can understand them and identified them but in and louder voice. What do you think happen to my ears? Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Doc, follow up question, im using now hearing aid and I can hear everything around me but still the words are not cle...
You do take time to adjust to hearing aid still consult your ENT specialist and discuss your problem with him your hearing aid might need some adjustments
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I have a continuous beep in my right ear due to which I am loosing my hearing power. Kindly help me with right treatment for improving hearing power.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is called as tinnitus and many times you have to live with it life long and get your self examined by an ENT doctor for further guidance
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I think im obsessing over a tune and it has caused me to actually hear it all the time. please help me I have exams in few week final year mbbs and im not able to study.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I think im obsessing over a tune and it has caused me to actually hear it all the time. please help me I have exams i...
You stop to think that obessing start to think that I am reducing will help you are ordering to your brain this effacts on our health. Stand up in fornt of mirror end think I am reducing day by day speack 10 times in a day. Avoid carbohydrates, rich proteins, eggs, nonveg, too oily end ghee prepretions. Take 6 to 8 hours sleep. Take simpal veg food with salad both times, avoid over eating, take less as you fill hungery.
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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.

BPTh/BPT
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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Doctor mujhe kuchh dino se mouth me namak ka swad bilkul fika lag raha hai jabki baki sab cheezon ka swad bilkul theek lag raha hai. Iska kya karan ho sakta hai or kya upchar hai ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Jivha bodhak kapha ka sthan hai. namak ka swad nahi lag raha iska matlab, kapha ka vikar hai. Sabse pehle vaman karma karvaiye, uske baad gandush aur kaval dharan. Kuchh hi dino mein aaram aa jaega. Kisi panchakarma expert ki rai lein ya hamein call karein.
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I have hearing problems if any my mind catch on seconds time only this from my age at 21 from but now only recognize my prb pls help to solve my problem I have 2 kid both r normal both, age diff around 7.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have hearing problems if any my mind catch on seconds time only this from my age at 21 from but now only recognize ...
To know the level of your hearing defect get Audiometry test done where you will know the exact type of deficiency and you can take appropriate remedial measures. My assumption is it will be norma and the reason for not able to hear first time is due to inattentiveness. Probably your mind is on different things and is not concentration when some body is speaking, second time when you pay attention you are able to hear because you are listening then. So change your life style and try to concentrate on the things at hand and do not allow the mind to wander. You can use some vitamin supplements for increasing your concentration capacity. Good luck.
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I am 19 year old I am suffering from hearing loss problem I need home based solution of it what should I do.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), Masters in Audiology and Speech language pathology (MASLP)
Audiologist, Ambala
I am 19 year old I am suffering from hearing loss problem I need home based solution of it what should I do.
If hearing loss is sensorineural, then there is no remedy. We can only reduce its affects on quality of life.
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Hello Doc, I am 24 years old working women with height 164 cm (5'4"). Over the course of time I have gained weight and now its stable between 61-62 kg. Although I have google a lot about diets and weight loss food tips, but I would love to hear from a dietician that is there any blood group specific diet that one should follow to reduce weight and fat. I am a bit reluctant to go and spend money on diet charts prepared by dietician because I cannot afford that much because I am average earning person. So I am asking for a response from your side if there is something called diet and diet tips and any blood group specific diet to reduce weight and fat, I would love to hear that.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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I am 24 years old working women with height 164 cm (5'4"). Over the course of time I have gained weight an...
There is no blood group specific diet .You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. to burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. as half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART Timing Foods To Eat Calories Early Morning Lukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass 0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits 90 Breakfast 2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry 330 OR Brown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup 300 Mid-Morning 1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes 50 Lunch Brown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl 345 Evening Butter Milk 1 cup 35 Dinner 2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl 370 Total 1220/1190 Cal
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Homeopath, Mumbai
drinking plenty of water & juices keeps your kidneys healthy and reduces chances of getting kidney related diseases like kidneys stones. Even skin diseases can be prevented like dryness of skin.
Drink a plenty of water & juices to keep yourself totally healthy.
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Hello doctor, I feel insensitivity in my both toes from last 2 months. I done a diabetes test and it is normal. I never listen these type of problems by anyone. Please suggest me what is the exact problem and what is the treatment I have take for this. Is it a serious problem. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
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I feel insensitivity in my both toes from last 2 months. I done a diabetes test and it is normal. I nev...
The Sensitivity in the Toes refers to Neurological problem which may not only be as a result of Diabetes, but also from Orthopaedic issues like the Lumbar dusc prolspse or any issues of the spine that compresses the Nerve roots leading to radiating pain from the back to the calf muscle and the forefoot. So,a consultation with Diabetologist, Orthopaedician & Neurologist is needed to arrive at the Diagnosis.
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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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My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling that my neighbor house people is talking like that. She feels insecure feeling. We already went to psychologist and he given some tables to reduce stress after initial counseling. Doctor told me that some liquid in brain produced more. Nearly 4 weeks medicine she took, first two weeks she was in her sisters house, she feels better there, before one week we came to our house. Here also for first 5 - 6 days she was quit. But for last 2-3 days, she is telling the same. What I do now sir. I Know that no such sound is hearing by me. I want to bring out my wife from this situation. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling ...
It sounds like there is more to this than has been identified so far. Please seek a second opinion from another psychiatrist and she must go for counseling too along with the medication. It is the combination of these two therapies that she can get the best results. She will need to take her parents along to identify any childhood influences and for genetic factors too. She will need a lot of your support and careful monitoring to really help her through this.
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I have a earing loss from birth I have 70% of hearing loss in my childhood when I was born at that time I am jondish and for that reason my ear nerves are dry this doctor said.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), Masters in Audiology and Speech language pathology (MASLP)
Audiologist, Ambala
I have a earing loss from birth I have 70% of hearing loss in my childhood when I was born at that time I am jondish ...
I am sure you are using any kind of amplification, if not then go for it immediately as reduced auditory stimulus to brain can limit adequate brain development.
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Hello,my father is having hearing problem.We consulted a doctor.He conducted some tests and said he has cold accumulated in his ear and needs to be operated.Is there any other way?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Hearing loss can be conductive due to problem in sound conduction pathway by ear drum or ear ossicles(bones) or neural deafness that can be diagnosed by an audiometry.If it comes out to be conductive, can be treated by surgery and if neural then it will require hearing aid.
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Is there a medicine to improve hearing? or what are the ways to improve hearing longevity?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Hearing loss may be conductive (due to ear drum perforation/ ear ossicle damage) or neural deafness. It can be diagnosed by audiometry ( hearing test). If it comes out as conductive deafness, can be corrected by surgery or if it comes out neural then hearing aid is only treatment.
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How much quality of life is increase by using hearing aid as compared to normal hearing person.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
How much quality of life is increase by using hearing aid as compared to normal hearing person.
It cannot be measured but certainly your quality of life improves as well as your family members are benefitted.
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Physiotherapist, Mumbai
our ethos should be to participate in creating a future with zero disease.
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I am pregnant.What all should be avoided from my daily routine so as to improve my health as a whole?

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
As u said u r pregnant u shud restrict u r diet rich in iron amd calcium and foods which brings energy.drink at least 12 glasses of water everyday.cold drinks and frozen,processed foods should be avoided.
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I have developed a glommus jugular tumour (internal) behind the right ear. It all started 2-3 years back with heart pulsation sound in the right ear & hearing loss. Kindly suggest remedy.

DNB, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
I have developed a glommus jugular tumour (internal) behind the right ear. It all started 2-3 years back with heart p...
You need operation. Try to get it done soon to avoid getting it spread. I dont think medicines are going to help you.
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