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Dr. Chandana

Audiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Chandana is a popular Audiologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Astra Hearing Aid Centre in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chandana on Lybrate.com.

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My female 9year old daughter has hearing problems. Doctor analysed said better to go for hearing machine, else problem may increase. Regards this I have two question 1. Is there any alternative like medicine or surgery avoid wearing machine 2. Is it true that problem increases if machine usage delayed?

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Patiala
Go for hearing aids as soon as possible. Yes tht true that if you dont wear hearing aid your hearing loss increases.
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I feeling like less hearing Cn you suggest best wid out using machine, bcoz I m scare of using machine so I hvnt consult doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
consult ent doctor, hearing loss can be as a result of wax inside your ear and it can be removed easily, it will help. thanks
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I am facing some hearing issue in my left ear. I feel less bass sound when I listen some music by ear phone. What is the problem.

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
May be air drum perforation. Consult ent even simple wax impacted inside the canal can also cause, so get it clarified and treat it at earliest.
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Hearing Loss - How To Deal With It?

DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Kota
Hearing Loss - How To Deal With It?

Hearing is one of the five senses that you or anyone else relies on for communication and a whole host of other things. Among the five senses, touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight, it is often hearing, which is the most easily affected. You don't have to be a senior citizen to experience hearing loss as it is quite common among younger people as well. This problem is also getting widespread with each passing day.

Before coping with hearing loss, the first job is to detect it:
If you have a hunch that you or any of your loved ones is suffering from hearing loss, it is important that you get it diagnosed. Some of the common symptoms of hearing loss will be:

  1. Hearing difficulties while talking to someone over the phone
  2. Straining to hear conversations with family members or friends in household situations 
  3. People usually need to repeat what they talk to you with a louder voice
  4. You often hear complaints that you keep the TV too loud.
  5. In crowded situations, such as family gatherings or a restaurant, you have problems listening to people.

Although this condition tends to affect senior citizens, an increasing trend shows younger people i.e. people mostly in their 40 and 50s and even younger than that suffer from this condition.

How to deal with hearing loss?
Some of the options to deal with hearing loss are mentioned below.

  1. Once diagnosed with hearing problems, change your ways of communication: If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with hearing problems, it is important that both adjust your ways to deal with the problem. Rather than getting angry at the other for not being able to communicate effectively, develop and strategize ways to make communication less problematic and erratic.
  2. Cochlear implants: This is a newer technology, which has gained popularity in the past decade or so. These are directly implanted into the inner ear and are designed to bypass the damaged areas of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. These have become very popular, although, are not a replacement of natural hearing. It is only prescribed for people who have severe hearing loss or are deaf.
  3. Hearing aids: Although selecting a hearing aid is difficult as the patient needs to be comfortable, once selected it is one of the best solutions for the hearing impaired. The functionality of these devices can be extended with the hearing assistive technology or HAT devices that can focus the audio waves depending on the situations and give a more tailored approach for every individual's needs. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Ent specialist.
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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
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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What causes hearing loss? + How to ensure you can help it as you age

MS - ENT -, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
What causes hearing loss? + How to ensure you can help it as you age

The partial or total inability to hear is known as hearing impairment or hearing loss. It can be present at birth, or develop later in life.

There are a number of factors, which may cause hearing loss

1. Age - Age is the biggest factor when it comes to the loss of hearing, and you may lose the ability to hear as you age. This condition is known as presbycusis. It becomes difficult to understand high-frequency sounds like that of a child or a woman when you get old.

2. Noise - When you are exposed to loud noises for a prolonged period of time, it damages your ears. This leads to loss of hearing. 5% of the total population of the world is affected by noise (the degree of suffering varies). It may be a result of continuous exposure to loud music or a sudden exposure to a loud noise like an explosion.

3. Hereditary disorders - Hearing disorder may be inherited by the dominant or recessive genes of parents in the child. 70-80% of these cases inherit from the recessive genes, whereas 20-25% inherit hearing loss from the dominant genes.

4. Trauma - Serious injuries of the head/ears may cause loss of hearing, which may be either temporary or permanent. When damage is caused to the brain, the brain fails to process the message conveyed by the ears. So even if the ears are totally functional, a person may face the problem in hearing.

5. Perinatal problems - The ototoxic effects on the fetus due to excess intake of alcohol during pregnancy lead to hearing the loss in about 64% of the infants born to alcoholic mothers.

Also, premature birth can be associated with hearing loss due to high risk of being exposed to noise in neonatal units.

Knowing about the causes of hearing loss can lead you a step closer to preventing this disorder as you age.

Here are some useful tips that can help prevent hearing loss:

1. Be more aware - You should be diligent and aware of the situations, which may risk your hearing ability and should try to avoid such situations as much as possible. Limit your exposure to sources of hazardous noises like firearms, firecrackers, concerts and clubs.

2. Take precautionary measures - If your occupation calls for working at an environment of loud noises, use earplugs or earmuffs to block out the excessive noise. Also, make sure that you work in a place where employers take all the necessary measures of noise control under the federal or state regulations.

3. Monitor your use of gadgets - Monitor and control the use of hearing devices, and try to reduce the use of headphones/ earphones as much as possible.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Why Do You Get an EAR Discharge?

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I am 35 years old male and have very slow hearing by left ear. I have all test done. What should I do. One Dr. Suggest to take hearing aid and 2nd is say please repair your ear bone. I have tpa card by paramount. What should I do?

MS , MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am 35 years old male and have very slow hearing by left ear. I have all test done. What should I do. One Dr. Sugges...
Hi, I would like to know the pure tone audiometry report. If you do not have any discharging ear and going by the suggestion of the other ent surgeon you must be having what we call as otosclerosis. You have two options. One is hearing aid and the other one is stepedotomy surgery. You may contact me for either of these.
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I am unable to hear after flue past 4 month from my right ear and also getting noise How it will be cure.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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 consult ENT surgeon
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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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I am hearing a whistling sound in my left ear since from february end of this year. Please prescribe me medicine for cure.

M.D in Acupunture
Audiologist, Mumbai
Good evening sir, whistling sounds are known as tinnitus n for tinnitus you have to take acupuncture treatment. All you can do is show to a audiologist and ask them for any treatment.
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My baby is one month old and he is not sleeping in the night very cranky, so what to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Rule out. 1. Hunger 2. Nasal block. 3. Tummy ache. 4. Temperature low or high. 5 emotional need. Don't get anxious.
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I am 72-year-old and have been using hearing aid for last 3 years. Now the hearing aid also is not helpful, my hearing loss continues. Are there any other options/hearing aids available?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
I am 72-year-old and have been using hearing aid for last 3 years. Now the hearing aid also is not helpful, my hearin...
Response from hearing aid depends on many factors- your current hearing level, quality of hearing aid, how well you have maintained it. I would advise first recheck your audiogram, if your hearing aid is programmable, get it reprogrammed as per your need, get it serviced/repaired. If any of this is not helpful, you need to go for new hearing aid, as per your listening needs.
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Sir, I am suffering from pain in my ear. When I were going to a river my ear pain suddenly start and now I am not able to hear clearly. Sir, what should I have to do to get relief from this pain. Please, sir give me some advice to get relief from this pain.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Sir, I am suffering from pain in my ear. When I were going to a river my ear pain suddenly start and now I am not abl...
As per your details this is due to self ear cleaning, and wax has inserted in, so please do not do any thing now, go to ear consultant and get your ear clean, the pain is due to over stretching of your ear drum or due to congestion
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MPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
You can prevent yourself from falling by using aides such as canes or walkers for walking and balancing.

My mother (age - 48) fixated with hearing problems since last two years and my younger sister (28) also used ear machine since last 3 year. I have faced hearing problems (especially left ear). Is this is a genetic problem?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
My mother (age - 48) fixated with hearing problems since last two years and my younger sister (28) also used ear mach...
Yes, it is a genetic problem, as your family suffering from. There is no treatment for genetic disorder, but a digital programmable hearing aid can solve your problem by some extent. So get your ear checked and if the loss is sensorineural, go for hearing aid.
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Hi I am Dil bahadur Chetri 27 years old, I have a problem of low blood pressure. So please suggest me some fruit items which can help me out to improve my low blood pressure. Hope to hear soon from you. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Dear, *a dessert bowl of salad *three heaped tablespoons of pulses (chickpeas, lentils, beans and so on) *one medium-sized fruit (apple, orange, pear or banana) *two smaller fruits (plums, apricots, satsumas) *one slice of a large fruit (melon, pineapple or mango) *two to three tablespoons of berries or grapes *a glass (150ml) of fruit or vegetable juice *one tablespoon of dried fruit.
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I have a continuous buzzing sound in my right year for last 4 months. 12 th October 2015 I fell from a running motorcycle. And from then the buzzing sound lingers. And a little head turning remains. I am from then a little hard of hearing. Please suggest what should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a continuous buzzing sound in my right year for last 4 months. 12 th October 2015 I fell from a running motorc...
Hello, * do you suffer from sinusitis. * do you catch cold, frequently, throughout d yr. * do you use ear- phones for a long time. * take, plenty of water. * go for meditation. * homoeo-care** @ mullen oil -2 drops b poured in ears, twice a day. @ agraphis n 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report, fortnightly. All d best.
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MPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Common hot agents used for hot therapy generally inclue electric pads, hot water bottles, and gel packs or moist such as damp clay packs.
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