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Dr. Akhilesh Kumar

B.A.S.L.P

Audiologist, Delhi

6 Years Experience
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Dr. Akhilesh Kumar is an experienced Audiologist in Dwarka, Delhi. He has over 6 years of experience as a Audiologist. He has completed B.A.S.L.P . He is currently associated with EAR N TONE Speech Therapy and Hearing Aid Clinic in Dwarka, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Akhilesh Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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B.A.S.L.P - Jaipur Medical College - 2011
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Chewing chewing gum good or bad for teeth? Some genuine advice please. If good which one is advisable?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Family Welfare
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Gums with sugar should be avoided. Sugar-free chewing gums are non-harmful. Some may claim that it helps fight activities however no scientific evidence exists. Also, not all sugar-free gums are good. Be aware that non-sugar sweeteners sometimes cause bloating, diarrhea or flatulence. So your decision lies in what suits your body. If you don't have such side effects and you are addicted to it, then go for it. Better avoid gums if you can. Chew neem sticks instead.
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Sir . My brother got ear drum braked (holed)(21) age and ear drum braked in childhood itself but now we knew that news when he got ear pain .& .now doctor advice to operation so we do operation in next week in manipal . So how much money it will happen? And how much day want to take rest . Is this major operation ?and aftr this operation he can hear well ? Please urgent clarify this dots sir.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Thane
Sir . My brother got ear drum braked (holed)(21) age and ear drum braked in childhood itself but now we knew that new...
Sir, how can anyone else tell about money. In small town people do it for 15000, in mumbai, people do it for 2 lacs also. It depends upon surgeon and hospital. Do not worry, its a small operation.
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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
My daughter is recently complaint of less hearing . On being consulting with ENTDoctor he advise for audiologist test...
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 father 50years, is facing the hearing issues. We have to speak multiple times or loudly at tyms when calling from a distance. As per the doctors here, ear machines is the only cure. I wanted to know if there is any alternative? Time no bar. We can spend time in yoga, physio but not looking up for hearing aid.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Mumbai
My father 50years, is facing the hearing issues. We have to speak multiple times or loudly at tyms when calling from ...
Unfortunately there is no other cure for sensorineural (hearing nerve related) loss. Yoga and physio have no role to play. Your father needs audiometry followed by hearing aid trial and fitting. He will only grow deafer with time and soon even hearing aids won't help much. Deafness leads to social isolation and dementia over a course of time.
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My right ear suddenly stopped hearing, it sounds like falling water inside the ear. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to ear infection.Get your ear examined by ENT specialist and follow the advice and treatment
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Dealing With Hearing Loss

MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Dealing 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.
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I am looking forward to hearing back from you and your friends and colleagues to the right thing to remember the name suggests a good idea of the day..

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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What is gastritis? I can hear some noise from my after food. Why this is so? Please explain?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is gastritis? I can hear some noise from my after food. Why this is so? Please explain?
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach..Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs.Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include: Nausea or recurrent upset stomach Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain Vomiting Indigestion Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night Hiccups Loss of appetite Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material Black, tarry stools rh sound you asked is the movement of the intestines called borborygmi and is normal
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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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All About Hearing Loss

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
All About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common sensory problem that generally develops with increasing age or due to prolonged or persistent exposure to loud noises. It is one of the most typical problems that occurs throughout the world. If you are suffering from partial hearing loss, you may find ways of keeping in touch with your family and friends. If you are not suffering from such the following may help you keep your hearing intact for years to come.

Types of hearing loss:
There are two main types of hearing loss: 
1. Conductive Hearing Loss where the problem lies in the middle ear, eardrum or ossicles. A conductive hearing loss affects the passage of sound between the eardrum and the inner ear. Sound passes down the ear canal to the ear drum and through the middle ear, where the sound is transmitted across the middle ear by the three bones called the ossicles to the inner ear.

Causes of conductive hearing loss:

  1. Malformation of outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear structures
  2. Fluid in the middle ear from colds
  3. Ear infection (otitis media - an infection of the middle ear in which an accumulation of fluid may interfere with the movement of the eardrum and ossicles
  4. Allergies
  5. Poor Eustachian tube function
  6. Perforated eardrum
  7. Benign tumors
  8. Impacted earwax
  9. Infection in the ear canal
  10. Foreign body in the ear
  11. Otosclerosis

2. Sensorineural Hearing Loss where there is damage in the inner ear, cochlea or hearing nerve. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type of permanent hearing loss.

Causes of sensorineural hearing loss:

  1. Exposure to loud noise
  2. Head trauma
  3. Virus or disease
  4. Autoimmune inner ear disease
  5. Hearing loss that runs in the family
  6. Aging (presbycusis)
  7. Malformation of the inner ear
  8. Meniere's Disease
  9. Otosclerosis 
  10. Tumors

Coping with Hearing Loss:
Antibiotics and eardrops are often prescribed to treat hearing loss and its symptoms. In many cases, people suffering from severe hearing loss use hearing aids. Hearing aids are tiny instruments that people use in their ears to make sounds louder. People who suffer from hearing loss cope with their problems through increased concentration and focus. The usual way involves reading the moving lips of the person while they talk. Prevention is better than cure and is the best solution to avoid long term hearing loss. Avoiding continuous loud noises, to the possible extent helps prevent hearing loss to a great extent.

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Running nose with clear mucus from 2 month.Shown many ent specialist but no effect and also have hearing prob and facial pain and headache.please help

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Running nose with clear mucus from 2 month.Shown many ent specialist but no effect and also have hearing prob and fac...
Frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition There are some supplements name Nutrilite Daily and Protein available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of cough/ cold this supplements has shown wonderful result by boosting our immunity many folds you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management
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Hearing Loss - Causes And Prevention

MD - Physician, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Hearing Loss - Causes And Prevention

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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ent Specialist.

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I am 55 years age male. I am having hearing problems since 2 years. I smoke occasionally and drink regularly. I am non vegetarian. Pls advice me the best precautions.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), Masters in Audiology and Speech language pathology (MASLP)
Audiologist, Ambala
I am 55 years age male. I am having hearing problems since 2 years. I smoke occasionally and drink regularly. I am no...
Kindly get your hearing test done asap along with speech audiometry, oaes and impedance audiometry. Non-veg food doesn't affect our hearing nor it help to save hearing but chronic alcoholism does. All the best.
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My father lost hearing almost 90% all of a sudden at the age of 86 years. The doctor advised that the loss of hearing is due to destruction of nerves due to old age. Is this curable or else hearing aid is required to be used. What is the correct rating and make of the hearing aid that can be used?

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Most probably its age related and your father has a sensorineural type of hearing loss. Sometimes steroids and multivitamins works in young age tht is also very little. At this age (86) hearing aid is a must without any doubt.
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Hi, i met with an accident in year 2011. It resulted in left temporal bone fracture. Ultimately i recovered but hearing problem in left year continued can you suggest any measure? I took advice from doctor but couldn't get over it?

Ph. D , MASLP, BASLP
Audiologist, Delhi
You could have developed sensori neural hearing loss. Need to be investigated for possible surgical procedure if not benefitted with hearing aids.
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Diploma in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
For Computer users- RULE OF 20-20-20,THAT MEANS while doing computer work after every 20 minutes see the objects that is 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds
HAPPY COMPUTING.................
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I'm planning to buy earplugs because my neighbor's kid make a lot of noise and i'm not able to focus while studying. I just want to know is there any side effect of the foam earplugs?

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
I'm planning to buy earplugs because my neighbor's kid make a lot of noise and i'm not able to focus while studying. ...
No dought sound pollution is a problem in our country, it is better to take two measures 1. You can request to your neighborhood to control his kid while you go for study. 2. You can shift your study place or put a cotton piece in both the ear while studying because to be habitual of any thing may disturb your physiology of hearing.
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I am 20 hear old. I go to collage and sleep time is very less around 5 hours. My stamina and energy has gone. What to do help me out?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 hear old. I go to collage and sleep time is very less around 5 hours. My stamina and energy has gone. What to...
1. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night to remain healthy 2. Sleep early and avoid late night if you have to get up early for going to college.
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Sir ji Mere kan se sunta km hai hearing aid bhi lgwali h but koi beifit nai ho rha h.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Lybrate-user ji hearing aids bahat tarike ke hote hein. So go for digital prog wala hearing aids that will help you for sure. Hearing test aur ek baar ache se karwa hi lo.
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