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Dr. Praseetha Nair

Audiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Praseetha Nair is one of the best Audiologists in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently associated with Astra Hearing Aid Centre in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Praseetha Nair on Lybrate.com.

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Coping with Hearing Loss

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Varanasi
Coping with Hearing Loss

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 an Ent Specialist.
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I am 62 years old. I am having diabetes and hearing loss problem. Are you know any medicine for this to cure 100%.

M.B.B.S., Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes (Liverpool), Advanced Clinical Course in Cardiology (USA), Certified Diabetologist from USA, CCEBDM, MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Hooghly
If you have uncontrolled diabetes it affects the nerves and may cause hearing loss. Your hearing loss may be due to other causes also for that you should consult an ent doctor. Nothing can assure you 100 % cure at the age of 62 yrs but keeping your blood sugar within target level makes you healthy in every ways. So, check your fbs, ppbs, hba1c, urea, creatinine, urine acr to know your current level of diabetes control and inform me. Dr. S. Modak
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I can' t hear properly I think I have a problem in my ears, could you suggest me what should I do ?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Do u have any pus coming out of ear or pain? from how many days u r having this problem? elaborate your history.
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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
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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I am 24 years male and a have some hearing problem from 6 years, that only from when I attacked" chicken pox" actually I suffered with" chicken pox" for 3 times, main problem to me is I understand others words only face to face, it is problem to me talk over phone, I went to many hospitals, but all they said this rare case nd we can't do any thing no solution, I try for hearing aid, but there no use by them, so doctors also hearing aids are not worked in this situation, actually I cmpltd b-tech and searching for job right now, it is main problem to me while talking over phone thats y I didn't get job, please solve my problem.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 24 years male and a have some hearing problem from 6 years, that only from when I attacked" chicken pox" actuall...
hi, I can understand your feelings. But if the doctors are suggesting that your problem is irreversible then don't fight with it. Just accept it. You have tried your best. Now it's time to concentrate on your strength not on your weakness. Find a job which is suitable to your present health condition. Now a days many options are available. Keep Helen Keller or Prof. Stephen Hawking's example in your mind. When they can why can't you. All the best regards Sunita
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I am hearing aid user sometimes to hearing se bii proper hearing naii aa pate aurr mujhe hearing aid not give original hearing I am tensed im just 28 years old iic hearing aid user please guide.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
I am hearing aid user sometimes to hearing se bii proper hearing naii aa pate aurr mujhe hearing aid not give origina...
Hi I must ask wether the hearing aid is a digital or semidigital hearing aid, sometimes the hearing aid requires calibration which can be done from the place you bought it. So get it checked and then use it. Better use a digital version of hearing aid. Regards.
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7 Tips To Protect Your Hearing!

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
7 Tips To Protect Your Hearing!

Your hearing is one of the most important function your body carries out and sometimes you realize that you are losing your sense of hearing, when it is too late to get it back. There are two main reasons for this. One of the reasons is age and the other is when the inner ear's hair cells break down and do not pick up sound well.

Here are 7 ways to safeguard your hearing:

  1. Try to avoid loud places: It is not advisable to go to places where you have to shout to be heard, such as in a street, a concert or a construction site.
  2. Buy low noise rating equipment: The equipments in your house will make sound that you hear the most. Try to avoid these equipments by buying appliances with a low noise rating.
  3. Wear hearing protection at loud places: However, it is true that it is not always possible to avoid loud noises. This is when you need to get hearing protection. Earplugs and earmuffs are two of the best ways to make sure that even when you are in a loud place, your hearing does not get affected. Earplugs and earmuffs generally reduce sound by 15 to 30 decibels, which may be crucial to make sure that later in your life, you do not lose your hearing.
  4. Avoid smokeSmoking raises your chance of hearing loss. Second hand smoke does the same thing. Therefore, try to avoid, both smoking and secondhand smoking. 
  5. Remove earwax properly: Earwax cannot be removed properly using a cotton swab. Instead, you should use an irrigation kit. Remember this as otherwise; the earwax could muffle your hearing.
  6. Avoid medications which reduce hearing: Certain medications increase hearing loss. Therefore, double check with your doctor to make sure your medicines will not make you lose your hearing.
  7. Get your hearing tested: Finally, get your hearing tested as identifying the problem early on can help stop worsen the situation.

I have hear problem in my right side from my birth and I checked in test report in one side I lose75% and another is normal what I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You see if the defect can be repaired or other wise you have to live the the good ear for all purposes.
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I am a 37 years old male, and nowadays I am hearing a hissing sound / ringing sensation in my ears since the last few weeks. This sensation becomes more prominent at some times and less at others. I would also like to mention that my nose is blocked during each night and I have to use Otrivin spray to decongest it. Please advise.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
I am a 37 years old male, and nowadays I am hearing a hissing sound / ringing sensation in my ears since the last few...
This is called Tinnitus in the Ear either due to sensorineural problem in the Ear or may be due conductive ear problem. So first confirm this by visiting an Ent Doctor.
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Hi Doctor, I'm 28 male last 2 -3 weeks I have Ear problem just no pain hearing problem sounds I hear too low. I check my ears with Physical Dr. Ear was checked and theirs no dust in ear they told me but still I have same as first 2 week before no improvement what can I do for this. Please give me good suggestions for this and I need permanent solution.

M.B.B.S, Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (D.O.R.L), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nashik
Hi Doctor,
I'm 28 male last 2 -3 weeks I have Ear problem just no pain hearing problem sounds I hear too low. I check...
Seems like you need to get an Audiometry done. It is a subjective test of hearing where sounds are given to you via headphones using a machine called audiometer. It tells you the level of hearing and percentage of hearing loss if any. Hope this helps. All the best.
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I am suffering under sensory neural hearing loss for more than thirty years due to well path and diving in the village decibel loss 60 both sides many vitamins minerals tablets homeopathy Ayurvedic tablets taken but no improvement as far as clarity of words spoken by persons and over phone tv etc hearing aids tried no use it only increases the sound but not helping for clarity of words as far as sound enough for me life time my age is 65 Is there any medicine essential oils etc in the world to restore my clarity hearing of words.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
I am suffering under sensory neural hearing loss for more than thirty years due to well path and diving in the villag...
Dear lybrate user if you r having sensorineural type of hearing loss no medicines will help to restore the hearing loss. Only in sudden hearing loss steroids help to some extent. So in your case the option left for you is digital programmable hearing aids. Most probably you have used analog one, go for digital programmable hearing aids. It will help for sure. Consult with me for further details.
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Usher Syndrome - Things You Must Know!

MBBS, MS - ENT ( Gold Medalist Honors )
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Usher Syndrome - Things You Must Know!

Usher syndrome is a genetic disorder that is characterized by complications in vision and hearing; the most common of them being partial/complete loss of hearing and retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is characterized by progressive deterioration of the retina, resulting in deprivation of peripheral vision and subsequent night blindness.

The symptoms and its rate of progression usually vary among people. Usher syndrome is classified into three types:

  • Type 1: In this type, children are born with balance issues and hearing loss problems. The symptoms of night blindness and loss of peripheral vision associated with ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa’ only appear in the early stages of adolescence.
  • Type 2: In type 2, children are born with moderate to mild hearing loss problems. Retinitis Pigmentosa develops soon after the child reaches adolescence.
  • Type 3: In type 3 Usher Syndrome, children are usually born with normal hearing skills, however, loss of hearing and Retinitis pigmentosa occur soon after puberty.

Causes
Hearing loss in Usher syndrome occurs when the nerve cells that are present in the cochlear (inner ear’s spiral cavity) are affected by genetic mutation. A similar problem occurs in the cells of the retina leading to loss of vision. These cells allow conversion of light into electrical signals for the brain to interpret them. Both the parents need to pass the mutated gene to the child for it to be affected. If the child has only one gene, then he/she rarely develops the symptoms.

Treatment
This disorder does not have any prescribed course of treatments. The vision loss that occurs in this disorder can be slowed down by nutritional therapy. This therapy involves providing the body with essential amounts of vitamin A which can help in reducing vision loss. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Aides such as canes or walkers for walking and balancing can be used to prevent yourself from falling.

Hello team of ent doctors I am using iic oticon hearing aid is there any medicine launching for hearing loss plss suggestions always humiliate in frontvof people with hearing aid.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Hello team of ent doctors I am using iic oticon hearing aid is there any medicine launching for hearing loss plss sug...
You are a diabetic and should not be using iic or cic hearing aids. Starkey and Oticon both have mini-RIC type of hearing aids which also have Bluetooth pairing with your Smartphone. A good hairstylist can better conceal this device than any canal occluding aid. And the sound clarity is a huge difference with no occlusal effect and best of all batteries which last upto 10 days. Newer rechargeable batteries also available.
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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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What are the advadvantages and disadvantages of removing pubic hear? How can it be done for male and female?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Advantages of removing pubic hair is that it keeps the area clean and dry and disadvantage is that it's the natural protection against bacteria. Best method of removing is by clipping with a sterile scissors and other methods are hair removal creams, rajor, waxing etc.
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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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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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Having loss of hearing in both ears is it due to accumulation of wax in the ears or shall I visit ENT specialist. Using hearing aid for last 6 years.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Having loss of hearing in both ears is it due to accumulation of wax in the ears or shall I visit ENT specialist. Usi...
Mr. lybrate-user loss of hearing is not possible by wax it only minimizes. If you feel loss of hearing then you must consult to ent surgeon.
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I'm working out for 2 years, now I'm looking forward to take whey protein powders as supplements, please suggest me a complete diet chart and the supplement which is to be taken, how much in quantity, for how long, which variant etc, I'll grateful to hear from you, thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I'm working out for 2 years, now I'm looking forward to take whey protein powders as supplements, please suggest me a...
Please note that you only need to include the following in your daily diet -- 1 liters of milk/1 doz banana/250 gms of chicken/4 eggs/handful of nuts daily with your normal diet. I personally do not suggest anyone to take any supplement - until he is a professional body-builder.
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