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Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar

BSCAST, MASLP

Audiologist, Mumbai

17 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Ms. Akshata Manelkar BSCAST, MASLP Audiologist, Mumbai
17 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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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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Hindi
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Indian Speech and Hearing Association

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My kid is of 8 yrs old we had bera test and found 100% loss of hearing impairment in left ear. Please suggest what should we do further.

Pediatrician, Pune
Get a thorough evaluation by ent specialist, but why b era was done? why not an audiometry, please consult the ent specialist.
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There's ringing in my ear every time I catch cold, slowly I am becoming deaf, ringing in ears goes after cold goes but listening ability is further reduced. Is there any permanent cure for this? Will I be able to get back to normal hearing? PS: I had sinuses when I was Kid.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Ahmedabad
There's ringing in my ear every time I catch cold, slowly I am becoming deaf, ringing in ears goes after cold goes bu...
Recurrent cold associated with ringing and hearing loss suggests that there is fluid collection behind eardrum or there is damage to eardrum or tiny delicate bony chain behind it please visit an ent surgeon get full assessment with audiogram and impedance test to judge extent and severity of damage to find how much can be recovered.
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Sir my problem is hear problem I am lost my hear only 22year old so sir solutions me in my hear.

Ph. D , MASLP, BASLP
Audiologist, Delhi
Before we suggest anything we need to know the cause of your hearing loss, degree and type of hearing loss. All these decide treatment program.
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Ear infection, patient age-9 y, pain started three days ago. Puss seen from outside.

ENT Specialist, Anantapur
Ear infection, patient age-9 y, pain started three days ago. Puss seen from outside.
Dear lybrate-user. You are neglecting the health of your child by wasting time here. Pus discharge with pain and cold n cough indicate acute otitis media secondary to urti. So pls take the child to nearest Ent immediately and take proper treatment because if the ear drum perforation becomes permanent then you won't be spared from cursing yourself for causing deafness to the child. Hope you understand the situation.
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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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I have hearing problem for the last few years. I hear at 50 to 60 dbs. I try to use hearing aids, but it helps just 20 or 30 %. Is there any permanent solution to cure this problem?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Noida
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, I would suggest you to try out some good high end hearing aids which could really meet your expectations. You need to get done a proper audiometry test with speech discrimination scores, that would really help you in selecting and fitting a hearing aid.
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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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Sir, Meri wife ko 1 kaan se kam sunai deta h, doctors ko dikhaya to kaha ki machine lagegi ya phir operation hoga. Doctors ne ye bhi kaha h ki operation se behra hone k bhi chance h. Kya karna chahiye?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hi, as per doctors advice, there is 50-50 chance in operation and complications are there exist after ear surgery, so it is better for your wife to go for a digital hearing aid.
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If both the sons are born deaf with no family history. Then a girl who marries the deaf elder brother has any chances of giving birth to a deaf children?

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
If both the sons are born deaf with no family history. Then a girl who marries the deaf elder brother has any chances...
Yes there is possibility of giving birth to a deaf child but there are equal chances, baby can be deaf or can be normal also As girl married to deaf boy, now their child will get genes from both the parents
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In early morning when I hear loud noise it is irritating and my head starts paining and after sometime I feel vomit? What is this? Please help me someone!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
In early morning when I hear loud noise it is irritating and my head starts paining and after sometime I feel vomit? ...
It may be gas problem . drink a glass of water in early morning and walk for atleast half an hour regularly.
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Hi. I have tinnitus problem in both ears recently. It increased in the right ear. Audiogram suggests mild conductive hearing loss n I was told that tinnitus is not due to hearing issues. Then wht else causes these sounds and sometimes it gets very annoying. Thanks.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hi. I have tinnitus problem in both ears recently. It increased in the right ear. Audiogram suggests mild conductive ...
Hello, you recently got tinnitus problem in both ear, and your audiogram suggests mild cond. Hg. Loss, ok. Tinnitus may be seen in normal individuals and patients with hearing loss and its actual cause is unknown. Chronic noise exposure plays a vital role in tinnitus problem. It can only be prevented by relaxation therapy, living stress free whole day, you can also listen to slow music to reduce your perception of tinnitus sound etc.
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I lost my hearing 10yrs ago.I can hear with the help of hearing aid.I lost my hearing while suffering from fever.Can i get back my hearing ?

Ph.D
Audiologist, Bangalore
If you are able to hear well with hearing aid be happy. No chances of improvement in case of neural deafness (due to fever).
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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
Ear-Nose-Throat (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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My mother has difficulty in hearing. I want to buy her an hearing aid. But she also has a heart condition and has an implanted device in heart. Is it safe to go for hearing aid?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mohali
Hi Hearing aid technology has advanced leaps and bounds. With an already implanted heart device she will have no adverse effect with an additional hearing aid. You can be rest assured. If you have the latest audio gram you can send me a copy of that so that I can give you the exact detail about what kind of hearing aid will be suitable for your mother. Hope this answers your query.
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I am suffering from weakness of ear nerves. 2-3 year ago. My hearing audiometry is above 45db. What should I do to improve it.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
I am suffering from weakness of ear nerves. 2-3 year ago. My hearing audiometry is above 45db. What should I do to im...
Hi, if you are suffering from nerve weakness of ear since last 2-3 years and your hearing threshold is 45db, it is better for you to go for a digital hearing aid accordingly by your hearing loss, because there is almost no solution for nerve related hearing loss, except a hearing aid. Also, medicine and surgery has no such effect on nerve related problem.
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Good morning,I feel that there is something wrong with my ear, with hearing aid and still the spoken word is still distorted. Is there medicine to correct my hearing problem?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
If you are suffering from sensorineural loss, there is no medicine and surgery except hearing aid, if aid is not providing sufficient speech understanding, either your ear is more affected, or your machine is not properly suitable for your loss. So get your audiometry test once again set your aid accordingly.
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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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What could be causing pain in left side of head and ringing left ear? Please tell me answer. I am waiting for your answer.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
What could be causing pain in left side of head and ringing left ear? Please tell me answer. I am waiting for your an...
Dear lybrate-user get your audiometry test near by your hearing care centre go through your audiologist suggestive & avoid the noisy situation, loud music& headphone.
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