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What Is New Drum Repair Surgery?

Dr. Vijay Chourdia 85% (61 ratings)
MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Indore
What Is New Drum Repair Surgery?

What is new drum repair surgery?
Majority of patients coming with ear discharge or hole in ear drum or hearing loss when advised Tympanoplasty or Tympano-mastoidectomy ask what is new ear drum? Tympanoplasty means exploration of middle ear , removal of disease if there any and repair of ear drum &/or ossicles (3 tiny bones for hearing). New drum formation takes place after 3 wks or more, after we put temporalis fascia taken from behind & above pinna or perchondrium &/or cartilage as graft when disease demand only ,then mastiod bone (which is extension of middle ear cleft behind) is also drilled open or removed. Bones of hearing may be refashioned from existing ones if needed or may be cartilage or titanium etc prosthesis can be used to improve hearing. Successful operation means stoppage of discharge, closure of hole and improvement in hearing. Patient should not have complaints of persistent pain or itching hence preoperative nasal sinus and throat infections must be treated and pt must avoid cold exposure and infections. Head wash must be avoided for 3wks so also forceful blowing nose. However a valsalva exercise in absence of cold is beneficial. Microsurgery of ear today has very high success rate,done under local anaesthesia except in children and should not be feared. patient can go back to his/her town next day and resume work on day 3rd.

When To Consult A Speech Therapist?

Dr. Bindu Kumari 91% (54 ratings)
Master of Science In Audiology, Bachalor In Audiology & Speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi

Many a time we see the child reach very late for speech therapy when they cross the critical age for speech and language development. Most of the time either grandparents say that child may talk late as there family member some body was delayed in language development or otherwise some other doctor says child will start speaking at the age of 5 or three. This can happen sometime that child may simply soeak late without any reason or maybe due to lack of stumulation at home. But one should always consult speech therapist for openion. If child is talking late there could be many reason. It may be due to lack of stimuation, may be due to attention difficlity, oral musle weakness, hearing loss, mental retardation, learing disability, autism. One should consult the speech therapist when child is of one and half year of age but not talking or otherwise small kid who has difficulity i. Feeding. If child does not see your face be aloof, like to enage in self play, does not menigal with other children or may be he is most of the time with screen. Do not hesitate to consult a qualified speech therapist.

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Please suggest Mujhe hearing mai problem hoti hai to please solutions btaye Jo suitable ho.

Dr. Aparna Kulkarni 88% (110 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Please suggest Mujhe hearing mai problem hoti hai to please solutions btaye Jo suitable ho.
If that is acute, Clean the wax by— karnapoorana If that is chronic, You need exact treatment depending on cause.
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Hi, Few days back and even now my mom keeps saying that sometimes she couldn't hear from one ear. Please suggest me something for that problem.

Mr. Prasanna Hegde 90% (104 ratings)
Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hi, Few days back and even now my mom keeps saying that sometimes she couldn't hear from one ear. Please suggest me s...
Hi lybrate-user, please visit an audiologist and get an audiological testing done. Also meet an ENT for evaluating ear. Discuss the possible problem and solutions with both ENT and Audiologist.
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My son is 5.3 years old. He has detected profound hearing loss. He had jaundice at his birth time. Which treatment should be good for him. Can he recover his hearing.

Dr. Vahini Rajawat 88% (33 ratings)
Masters
Audiologist, Gurgaon
My son is 5.3 years old. He has detected profound hearing loss. He had jaundice at his birth time. Which treatment sh...
Need to get him hearing aids asap. Use the best digital BTE after due testing. If no improvement in 6 mths go in for cochlear implant.
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Safeguard Your Hearing - 7 Tips To Do It!

Dr. Lokesh Bhama 91% (3180 ratings)
Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma In ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Thane
Safeguard Your Hearing - 7 Tips To Do It!

Your hearing is one of the most important functions 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, as 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 sounds 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 smoke: Smoking raises your chances of hearing loss. Second hand smoke does the same thing. Therefore, try to stop smoking if you are a smoker, and try to stop consuming second hand smoke if you are not a smoker.
  5. Remove earwax properly: Earwax cannot be removed properly using a cotton bud. Remember this as otherwise; the earwax could muffle your hearing. Patient should go to doctor to get it cleaned. Mobile phone use should be restricted. 
  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. Doctor can also prescribe some nerve vitamins to minimise damage to hearing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Please suggest. Is there any medicine in Ayurveda for retrieving hearing loss? If so, is it available in Bangalore and where in Bangalore?

M.Sc - Audiology, BASLP
Audiologist, Delhi
Please suggest. Is there any medicine in Ayurveda for retrieving hearing loss?  If so, is it available in Bangalore a...
It depends on the type of hearing loss, conductive or mixed hearing losses have some treatment in allopathy as well as Ayurveda but if the hearing loss is sensorineural then there is no treatment for that. You have to go for hearing aids as soon as possible.
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Some liquid dirty is outing my right ear from 6 month. No pain. And also hearing power is low do not listen very good.

Dr. Bindu Kumari 91% (54 ratings)
Master of Science In Audiology, Bachalor In Audiology & Speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Some liquid dirty is outing my right ear from 6 month. No pain. And also hearing power is low do not listen very good.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user you need to consult an audiologist and get your hearing test done and than consult ent doctor and get the treaty done.
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