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Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar

BSCAST, MASLP

Audiologist, Mumbai

17 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar BSCAST, MASLP Audiologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar is a popular Audiologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has helped numerous patients in his 17 years of experience as a Audiologist. He is a qualified BSCAST, MASLP . You can consult Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar at Aarti Deafness Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BSCAST - Aliyavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad, - 2000
MASLP - Aliyavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad, - 2010
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English
Hindi
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Indian Speech and Hearing Association

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Hearing aids are very expensive. How often will I have to be making an investment to replace or update them?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hello, in todays world technological innovations plays a vital role whether its a branded clothing or a branded machine and many more. A expensive material is that which can fulfill the needs of customer and robust, quality assured etc. Coming to your point, there are hearing aids available from lower end to higher end according to their performances, ok. Your socioeconomic status, your kind of hearing loss, mental state etc. Should be considered during recommendation of a aid. And every 5-8 years hearing aids needs to be replaced.
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I have 50-60 percent hearing loss in one ear due to a slap. Dr. has prescribed me hearing aid of Rs-17000 which is not affordable for me. I searched online and found it and price start around 500+ so pls tell whether it's functioning /working will be different or it is just the quality of the aids. Pls tells me that should I buy and use it or not.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
I have 50-60 percent hearing loss in one ear due to a slap. Dr. has prescribed me hearing aid of Rs-17000 which is no...
When did the trauma happen to the ear (slap). Are you diagnosed to have conductive deafness or mixed hearing loss. Is your other ear normal? If you are surgically unfit you may consider hearing aid as an option. Economy class BTE hearing aids are affordable and cost below 10000rs. Please seek. A second opinion about management of the condition. Hearing aid is prescribed by an Audiologist who has a degree bachelors or masters in Audiology and license to practice. Hearing aid is not prescribed or fitted by a doctor in medicine. They expertise in medical and or surgical management not Rehabilitation. Online purchase will only cause further damage to you as it cannot be fitted based on individual acoustic requirements. Good luck.
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Sir I am 24 year old male and I am suffering from hearing loss from last 5 years mainly in the high frequency region. Please tell me some solution or exercises to recover from this problem. Sir I am also suffering from ankylosing spondelitis. From last 4 years but my hearing problem is the older one. And Dr. Has given me donica and donica s-r for my spondelitis problem? these two problems make my life very tough.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I feel I am not able to hear properly. I feel that I hear my voice louder than the others. Please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I feel I am not able to hear properly. I feel that I hear my voice louder than the others. Please help.
Obviously! Your own voice has an additional pathway through your own skeletal system by bone conduction and via your eustachian tubes reaches your eardrum & ossicles whereas all other sounds have to reach external ear and through 2.4 cm of external auditory canal to finally reach your eardrums.
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I am suffering hearing loss last two month. Visited one e. N. T. Spacallesthe said your hear narve has been dried. It, s not came back again, is it true ?

M.D in Acupunture
Audiologist, Mumbai
Good morning, acupuncture has the potential to regenerate the tissues damaged by the time frame it can bring back life in your nerves which now r dried-up. Acupuncture taken on time gives faster results.
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My left ear is been paining to much whenever I sleep on left side, and also when listening to songs with earphones. But the pains lasts for just 5 to 10 minutes, but that 10 minutes pain is bit severe.

Master of Speech Pathology
Speech Therapist, Delhi
My left ear is been paining to much whenever I sleep on left side, and also when listening to songs with earphones. B...
Hi Anil, kindly Avoid inside Ear phones , you can use headphone over the ear . Inside ear phone can lead to hearing loss or pain in the ear
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Some people are born with a hearing loss, is there any treatment for them? Does hearing aids are available for them?

master in audiology &speech language pathology
Audiologist, Mumbai
Hello ma'am, as you mentioned in this it called as a congenital hearing loss. Mostly this caused of any pre or perinatal complication, due to any syndrome or related to diff cause. Hearing loss in such cases are mostly very severe category where sometimes only residual hearing is remaining. As a rehabilitation point of view we as a audiologist mostly focus on early intervention, so if child is less than 3 years then it required to go for cochlear implant or hearing aid fitting. In congenital case age will be play a most imp role bcoz under 5years only child will be able to understand language & their complication. After 5years it difficult to make there language age appropriate bcoz it obvious when child heard something then only they will learn language & communicate with others. For older child with congenital hearing loss then acco to the degree of loss treatment is vary but as I mentioned earlier they've severe category of loss so as a rehabilitation point of view sign lang or other manual communication help them. To detect such child as early as possible try to arrange oae& abr screening at nicu by audiologist. Thanks.
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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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BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
Air Condition [AC] are the one of the reason for dehydration. Even if we live in AC we need to take water for about 3 to 4 lts per day. People who are all working in AC atmosphere eg, IT sectors etc.. need to take care of yourselves by taking water, this will also reduce your stress by caring oxygen inside our body.
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I am suffering from hearing loss since last 12 years and loss is increasing every year. Doctors are saying that it's a neural hearing loss and have recommended to talat neuro medicines, please confirm whether ayurveda has treatment? If yes, please suggest.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Balasore
I am suffering from hearing loss since last 12 years and loss is increasing every year.
Doctors are saying that it's ...
Have You done any Audiological test, If Not Then consult an Audiologist Do The Audiological evaluation have your hearing checked. If its a Sensory neural hearing loss you have to Use Digital hearing aid for Your Ear.
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Actually mere sister ka beta abhi 2 saal ka hai lag bhag. Or wo normal huya tha. But kuch time baad usko minor brain hemorrhage hogya tha. Or kafi time machine me reha. Abhi vo waise to thik hai but Dr. Kehte hai ki uske ek ear me problem hai or vo kam sunnta ho or uska operation bataya hai 6 lakh tak kharcha or bola hai ki koi chip hai Jo iske ear me dali jayegi or iske mind ki nase week hai or wo apne pairo par bhi kharda nahi hota thik se. Means vo dekhne mein abnormal lagta hai but vo normal hai. Kya iska koi ilaaz hai kyonki itna paisa nahi hai ki operation kar de so please kuch bataye taki vo baby thik ho jaye please help

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Actually mere sister ka beta abhi 2 saal ka hai lag bhag. Or wo normal huya tha. But kuch time baad usko minor brain ...
Lybrate-user ji base kamjor h to uska best solution to wahi h ki surgery karke (cochlear implant) uske baad speech therapy karwana. Paar hann cost bahat jyada h. Abhi kaphi jyada high power hearing aids ate hein computer programming karke lagao bachi ko aur jitni jaldi speech therapy suru karwao. Kaam me kam ho jaega. Delay mat karo. Aur chalne khada hone ki prblm ke lie ek baar physiotherapist se baat karlo.
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Is there any test or investigation to know if someone has SNHL OR CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
Is there any test or investigation to know if someone has SNHL OR CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS.
Yes there are. Pure tone audiometry and impedance audiometry are done to rule out SNHL/ conductive loss.
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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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Hi I've been diagnosed with Otitis media with effusion and i've been experiencing a degree of deafness. I was taking Rezole, Defgram, levofem, levoriz tablets and Rhinoset nasal spray. Now i'm off the medication since the doctor prescribed them for only 5 days. I could not go and visit the doctor after that, please let me know if I should take any ear drops or anything and any other exercises etc if they can help. I feel some kind of liquid present in my ear and thats irritating plus my hearing is impaired. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi I've been diagnosed with Otitis media with effusion and i've been experiencing a degree of deafness.
I was taking ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, you may do pranayam daily, especially anulom vilom but yes slowly and don't blow air forcefully. It will be beneficial for ear. You should go for regular checkup to an e. N. T. You may also take mullein drops available at homoeopathic store, 2 drops in each ear twice daily (2nd time before sleeping).
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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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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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Test reports that a nerve in the ear has dried and partially has affected the hearing ability. Can we go for a hearing aid? If so what is the best hearing aid available in the Indian market?

Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Bangalore
Hi ! Thank you for your question. Your mother has hearing loss which is known as sensorineural hearing loss. Yes! you should go for hearing aid. She will definitely hear better with the digital hearing loss. There are various types of hearing aid available. You can buy any of these brand -Unitron, Phonak, Sonic, Starkey (hearing aid).
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Hello Doctor, my cousin brother has never been in a relationship but has had a number of crushes/attractions (which he calls" love") over the years to an extent that at times he behaves like a psycho lover. His" love" lasts for at the most 2 months and he is well aware of it. Though, at times, I make it clear that I am not going to hear about his irrational and childish activities, he still keeps on sharing them with me as well as all his relatives and friends and is dependant on us for suggestions. Currently, he is in love with some one in his workplace who has made it very clear that she is" not available" But, even then he says" he desperately wants her" I have made him understand that he should behave when in office as it might have a negative impact on his career. Although, he is a diligent employee, he still keeps pursuing this girl in question and his antiques have unnerved a few of his coworkers in the process. Everyone jokes about him. But, he does not get any hint that people are having a negative impression about his family too. He has always been pampered by most of his relatives and has had psychological problems as a child too. Please suggest a way so that I can help him understand as to how he can be a rational and responsible being.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor, my cousin brother has never been in a relationship but has had a number of crushes/attractions (which h...
Also let him take responsibility for his own behaviour. At 27, he is capable of solving his own problems. These are his problems, don't consider these problems as your problems, and let him handle it. Do not encourage him to behave like a child. Maintain some distance from his personal life. If he has been pampered by his relatives as a child, he has got used to this kind of treatment, and the same thing he is expecting from you now. If he has had some psychological problems as a child then please take him to a counsellor. The counsellor will do the needful.
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I have been using earphone very much for last few months does it has any bad effect on listening?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Yes, of course, it has serious health effects like reduced hearing sensitivity, nerve fatigue ness and many more. So avoid use of earphone.
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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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