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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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My mother feel Vibrating sounds in her Ears. And she can't listen properly. Is there any medicine or we have to buy a machine for listening properly.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Hyderabad
Hi, the vibrating is called one type of tinnitus. It is one of the symptom of hearing nerve weakness. See an audiologist to know her nerve condition through audiometry test and they can suggest you solution.
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I have used dewax solution to clean my ears. After cleaning ears they are getting closed and its dim to hear and also making my mood dim. What can I do to make them clear and clean?

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Ahmedabad
Please go to an ent surgeon and get your ears cleaned completely if required. It is not possible to clean wax at home if it is collected on eardrum.
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I m suffering from hear burn problem form long 1 year almost. Means I m having gastric problem with heart burn. I am taking regular medicine like 1. Cap. rabemac DSR 2. Amlycure-DS Syrup n Kuthjarishta syrup from Vaidhnath. On taking these medicines on regular basis I don't have problems. But on leaving medicine for just one day starts creating problems. Kindly suggest what need to be done to cure this?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Looks like you have oesophagitis, gastric ulcer or acid peptic dyspepsia, I would advise healthy life style, regularity of food, avoid spicy fried food intake. Avoid medicines causing acidity, tobacco, alcohol. If above medications taken for 4 - 6 weeks continuously does not help. You may require investigations like upper gi endoscopy, ultrasound abdomen etc. See a consulting gastoenterologist.
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My daughter is recently complaint of less hearing . On being consulting with ENTDoctor he advise for audiologist test. In test it os said 50% hearing loss and advice to put hearing aids. I want any other treatment to recover this loss. They are saying nerve related issue. Pls guide.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS, Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Fellowship in Electrophysiology,Cleveland,U.S.A.
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
There is no treatment apart from hearing aid for hearing loss. You should also evaluate the cause of her hearing loss.
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My son is born with microtia one ear had not completely developed outside his age is 2.5 years now can you guide me whom should I meet and what the best age to start treatment he can hear clearly.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If hearing is normal then, problem is cosmetic. Consult plastic surgeon better. But get audiometry done to confirm state of hearing ability.
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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,
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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Dr. Sir, I suffer from profound Hearing loss. I am Male 68 yrs, Veg, 74 Kgs, Non Smoker. My Doctor advised me to take "High Res CT Scan Temporal Bone (Bilateral) Does this give only the cause/source for Hearing loss OR does it give any other problems (not related to Hearing) also. OR can we include some other tests also, to check if there are any other problems. Please clarify.

MBBS, MS - ENT, Fellowship in Otology
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Hrct of temporal bones will be helpful in determining cause of hearing loss, if there are is any tumor in the temporal bone or auditory nerve, any structural abnormality or trauma. Other tests like audiometry also need to be done.
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MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Ringing in the ear is called Tinnitus. And patient with Tinnitus can be helped by an audiologist.
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Hi. I have sub total eardrum perforation. The problem is that I can hear what is being said but I don't understand the same (i miss to hear or understand a word or two). Is it hearing loss or something else? please advise.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Sub total tympanic membrane perforation may cause conductive or mixed hearing loss in long term depending on the damage. Get audiometry done to know degree and type of hearing loss to understand if it is hearing impairment.
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BVSc & AH, CVA
Veterinarian, Mumbai
First Aid for Animal Bite wounds.
(1). Wash the wound with lots of water.
(2). Wash it with a normal soap.
(3). Apply an antiseptic like Betadine/Chlorhexidine.
(4). Contact your Veterinarian for a Post-Bite Anti-rabies prophylaxis.

Remember : Rabies virus is present in the saliva,so transmission can occur even without a deep bite. Rabies can be spread not only by dog bites but also by all mammals including cats, rats,squirrels etc.
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Five Ayurvedic Tips To Improve Hearing

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Five Ayurvedic Tips To Improve Hearing

Proper and sound hearing is essential for a healthy living. If you are suffering from lack or loss of hearing, chances are that you are missing out on life itself. Therefore, it is imperative that you undergo treatments in case you are suffering from any kind of hearing ailment.

There are various reasons that contribute to loss of hearing. Some of the common causes are:

  1. Age
  2. Increasing noise
  3. Genetically inherited

Over the years various surgical and non-surgical methods have surfaced that can help repair loss of hearing and damage. Among the other branches of medicines, Ayurveda is the most old and ancient method. It uses natural herbs in order to correct and treat hearing loss. This has proved to be extremely beneficial and potent and it cures hearing ailments with the help of a number of natural methods. Some of them are:

  1. Lukewarm mustard oil or sesame oil: If you are suffering from ache in ears or loss in hearing, try putting few drops of warm mustard oil and sesame oil in your ear and hold it with index fingers. At the same time store air in your mouth and let your cheeks contract and bulge for a minute or so. This ayurvedic tip considerably improves hearing and reduces ear pain.
  2. Radish juice and sesame oil: If you are suffering from sores and hearing problems, a mixture of the two can be beneficial. In this method, a small quantity of Radish juice should be boiled with a small quantity of sesame oil, till the juice absorbs the oil. This mixture should be administered twice a day in order to experience the results.
  3. Applewood oil: A variety of ingredients are required in order to create the resultant oil. Initially cow's urine should be boiled and the applewood powder must be added to it. This mixture should then be filtered and further added with sesame and goat's milk. This concoction is then boiled and the resultant oil should be stored and applied with cotton daily. This improves hearing a great deal.
  4. Mixture of neem and turmeric: In this method turmeric and neem leaves are boiled together. The steam should be taken as well as the water must be applied on the ears and surrounding areas. This has proved to be an extremely effective remedy in treating pus in the ears and consequent hearing loss.
  5. Mixture of Radish juice, turmeric, sesame oil and ajwain seeds: All these ingredients must be taken in selective quantities and boiled to get the resultant oil. This oil must be stored and used to treat loss of hearing and other ear diseases.

Related Tip: "6 Signs You Need A Hearing Test"

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My problem is hear losing. I have used all shampoos but no effect. Can you help me for it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems Your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. 6. The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment. 7. Alopecia areata. Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair. 8. Genetics. The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair. Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant.
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I am 22 years old girl and I am facing the problem of low hearing problem. Suggest some home remedy or something else.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
low hearing can be due to multiple problems- ear wax, trauma to ear, infection etc. a proper history and evaluation can help you come to a diagnosis. feel free to consult if you would need my assistance.
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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 All, 15 days before I had otosclerosis, and now am able hear only 50 percentage of hearing from what I had before surgery, ill ma hearing get improvement? Am hearing soo many noise inside ma ear which is issue before surgery too. Below kindly note my discharge summary _______ Diagnosis: Bilateral otosclerosis Procedure: right stapecdectomy/ Teflon piston inserted. Under local anaesthesia right stapecdectomy done, artificial Teflon piston inserted. Canal pack kept. _______________.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hello, you had undergone right side stepedectomy 15 days back, and after that your hearing power reduced, ok. Wait 2-3 months for complete healing of surgery area and get your ear checked and compare results with previous audiometry results and see the difference. And also you r suffering from noise in the ear due to otosclerosis in both ear. Ringing sound can be reduced after both ear surgery or by avoiding noise exposure, relaxation therapy, stress management etc. And you can also go for hearing aid if hearing power is not improved that much after surgery.
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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.

MDS
Dentist, Kolhapur
There is a possibility that consuming a large no. of medicines can dry up your mouth. Consider increasing your fluid intake or using an artifical saliva product or chewing a sugarless gum after a meal so as to keep your mouth from dryness and generate moisture.

Does Your Child Speak Like Others Kids?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
Does Your Child Speak Like Others Kids?

6 months

 -does not responds to sound by making sounds, or by looking at the speaker.

12 months

- isn't using gestures, such as bye-bye & does not stops activity in response to'no.

18 months

- does not point to five body parts and has trouble imitating tow word sentences

2 years

- does not follow a serious two simple but related commands.

3-4 years 

- about three quaters of the child's speech at 3 years and by 4 years old, a child should mostly be understood even by people who don't know the child.

If your answer is" yes, consult a speech language pathologist

When I speak to people. They cannot hear my voice properly. They said me that you have bad sound. But in the past I was able to speak clearly but now what has happened with me. I have cough also. What should I do now?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Go for voice evaluation by an audiologist, because there is something wrong with your vocal system i. E. Infection in larynx due to which you r suffering from dry cough and voice problem, which is unpleasant for listeners. So try to talk less, drink luke-warm water, avoid throat clearing, avoid tea, coffee, too much shouting etc. For voice conservation.
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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
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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