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Dr. Bala Krishnan D

ENT Specialist, Chennai

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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Bala Krishnan D is one of the best ENT Specialists in Indira Nagar, Chennai. He is currently associated with Balakrishnan D ENT Clinic in Indira Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Krishnan D on Lybrate.com.

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Cochlear Implant - Who Should Actually Go For It?

DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Cochlear Implant - Who Should Actually Go For It?

Traditionally, people resort to hearing aids in order to take care of their auditory problems. The perception of hearing reduces as age progresses and people find it absolutely necessary to come up with ways by which they can improve their hearing. However, cochlear implants have become extremely popular because of the method that it uses in comparison to the traditional methods of hearing aids.

What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to send signals to Auditory nerve. Cochlear implant bypass the damaged hair cells in cochlea & send signals to Auditory nerve.

Who can they help?

The cochlear implant technology can help people who:

  1. have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears
  2. receive little or no benefit from hearing aids
  3. score 50% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professionals in the ear to be implanted
  4. score 60% or less on sentence recognition tests done by hearing professionals in the non-implanted ear or in both ears with hearing aids.

Many people have cochlear devices in both ears (bilateral). Listening with two ears can improve your ability to identify the direction of sound and separate the sounds you want to hear from those you don’t.

What are the benefits of a cochlear implant?

Many adults with cochlear implants report that they:

  • Hear better with a cochlear implant than with a hearing aid
  • A previous study has shown that people with a cochlear implant achieve an average of 80% sentence understanding, compared with 10% sentence understanding for hearing aids1.
  • Can focus better when in noisy environments.
  • Find it easier to have conversations with people across meeting tables, in restaurants and other crowded places.
  • Reconnect with missed sounds that they could not hear before their cochlear implant.
  • Feel safer in the world as they can hear alarms, people calling out and approaching vehicles.
  • Talk and hear on the phone.
  • Enjoy music.

??How is a cochlear implant different from a hearing aid?

A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid and is appropriate for individuals for whom hearing aids fail to provide benefit. A hearing aid makes sounds louder. Sound still travels through all the portions of the ear (outer ear, middle ear, inner ear) to the hearing nerve. A cochlear implant bypasses these structures and directly stimulates the hearing nerve with electrical energy. Because hearing aids amplify sounds and rely on the hearing system to convey the message, people with severe to profound hearing loss may be able to hear, but not understand speech well. The main objective of a cochlear implant is to improve speech understanding in quiet. Clarity with a cochlear implant is usually better than a hearing aid because the implant does not make sounds louder but delivers them to the hearing nerve.

There are a number of symptoms, which people should be looking out for before concluding that they have a hearing disorder:

  1. Inability to hear properly
  2. Excessive ear pain and stress on the brain
  3. Failure to communicate properly
  4. Discomfort in the mouth or nose
  5. Other feelings of anxiety or stress that may actually be a consequence of the hearing loss problem

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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I usually get tonsils and sore throat. Later I developed cold and cough it usually happens whenever I eat something from outside. How to prevent it and treatment for same.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I usually get tonsils and sore throat. Later I developed cold and cough it usually happens whenever I eat something f...
Greetings lybrate-user, there could be multiple reasons as to why the recurrence is happening. A) low immunity secondary to anemia b) infection- either bacterial viral or infectious mononucleosis (all of which present with a more or less similar set of symptoms that you are suffering with. Advice - avoid street food, use sanitizer as much as possible and don't take chances with water. Second if you are already careful about the stuff I mentioned above then you may have to go ahead and investigate the problem. Step 1 - get a throat swab done for culture and sensitivity 2- test for infectious mononucleosis 3 cbp (complete blood test) based on reports you may have to start antibiotics or you may also have to undergo tonsillectomy. If you have more than 6 attacks of sore throat and enlarged tonsils or if you had 3 attacks per year for the past 3 years then you must undergo tonsillectomy. Hope this helps. Thanks.
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I have tightness of throat and upper portion of chest near food pipe. What should I do? ecg /eco/ done nothing found wrong. I have been suffering from 30 years or more. Kindly advise.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi sir, you need homeopathy. Take lach200 single dose. Inform me progress on 5 th dy take care thnks.
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My daughter is having throat pain from last two days. She is 19 years. Please advise what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My daughter is having throat pain from last two days. She is 19 years. Please advise what to do?
Let her do warm saline gurgling 2-3 times daily, Take throat lozenges for some days. if no relief she may have to take antibiotic. Consult for advice
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I'm a 23 year old. I get constant sneezes. J have tried many things, but somehow my sneezing will not stop. Is operation the final option? Do you think sinus is the problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Dear lybrate-user please be relaxed it seems that your immunity is low take tab allermax 15 1 increase your resistance by early wake up go for walk do regular pranayam and yoga put few drops of shadbindu tel in both nostrils twice a day regularly take special chyawanprash by patanjali regularly.
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I was eating fruit and suddenly I saw some worm on the fruit and I split the fruit but I ate some of it after few months I have a sudden pain in my right ear does it has a connection with fruit worm.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Guwahati
I was eating fruit and suddenly I saw some worm on the fruit and I split the fruit but I ate some of it after few mon...
Hello and welcome to lybrate, as per your concern, I do not think that fruit worm has anything to do with ear ache. The things we eat goes to our stomach and get digested by acid. Worms in the ear are generally due to maggots and does not go into the ear by eating. But ear ache might be due to local cause, systemic cause and also referred pain from tooth, tonsil, sinus etc. So please get checked by a local ent surgeon. Thanks.
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There was ear pain and throat infection from past 3 days. Too much itching in that, nose, ear and eyes.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
There was ear pain and throat infection from past 3 days. Too much itching in that, nose, ear and eyes.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take tablet cetrizine at night and take cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days
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I am suffering from soar throat and appeared white spots on tonsils. What is cure for it?

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
I am suffering from soar throat and appeared white spots on tonsils. What is cure for it?
You need to do salt water gargling and show a doctor to see if what type of infection and then take medicines accordingly.
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How can I stop snoring What will happen when we do sex for long time (late ejection)

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello, Tips:- ? Practice relaxation techniques or meditation . ? Stop or cut down the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs . ? You and your partner practice specific techniques to help delay ejaculation. These techniques may involve identifying and controlling the sensations. Good medicine is available . Avoid Smoking, Drinking. Spice Diet .Impotency has many causes as Stress ,Medicines, Diabetes???.Test your cholestrol and thyroid. for better result use our medicine and see result with in 15 days for order with your test reports details. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Jaswant Singh" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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