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Hearing Test: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Hearing tests rely upon what sort of ear illness or condition a patient might confront. These incorporate ear contamination, ear wax, deformity of the outside ear, middle ear or the ear canal. The ear wax is a fundamental part of the hearing framework. The term alludes to a dark or yellowish substance that is waxy to the touch. This substance is available inside the ear canal and is imperative since it not just assists with the lubrication inside the ear but in addition it helps keep microscopic organisms, water, fungi and creepy crawlies under control. Consequently, the substance itself isn't an issue with regards to your wellbeing. In any case, overabundance of ear wax can prompt issues, and this is the point at which it should be dealt with.

Having a lot of ear wax in the ear canal can lead to issues with hearing and even prompt an intense loss of the same. Along these lines, it is essential to get the issue treated with the goal that you can hear as obviously as you did some time before. There are successful medicines for ear wax. You will either be given conditioners which will enable the solidified wax to wind up noticeably malleable and effortlessly removable or will be asked to go through with an ENT. In this methodology, a sanitized instrument molded like a scoop will be utilized to scoop out the overabundance of ear wax from your ears.

How is the treatment done?

The initial step to completing the treatment is to go and visit an ENT. The ENT will observe the inside of your ear to perceive what the issue is and all that is required for the finding. There are no particular tests as this is something that can be affirmed outwardly. When it is affirmed that your loss of hearing is a direct result of an excessive amount of ear wax, at that point the treatment can start.

In the event that there is solidified ear wax in your ear that can't be evacuated without causing pain or damage, at that point the initial step is to begin with a softener. The softener can be anything like olive oil or castor oil. It will be regulated with a dropper and put inside your ear so the wax starts to get wet and get milder. Once that is accomplished, it can be evacuated. Another approach to manage the treatment is to just scoop out the extra wax with the assistance of an instrument that is molded like a scoop. It wipes out the whole ear and reestablishes the hearing impeccably. In addition, dressing will be utilized to clean the ears alongside a disinfectant to guarantee that no infections take place. The strategy is for the most part easy however a little inconvenience can be normal as the cleaning takes place.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you are experiencing the loss of hearing as though your ear is congested or stuffed, then you can visit an ENT and seek the treatment for excess ear wax. Every person is eligible for a hearing test.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you have an ear infection or are suffering from other underlying medical conditions related to your ears, then you may not be eligible for the treatment. It all depends on what your doctor says about your problem.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects to getting your ears cleaned. However, using an unsterilized instrument to clean the ear may cause infections. Moreover, cleaning the ear harshly or without a softener can lead to injury and pain.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

There are no post treatment guidelines. Ear wax is natural and is a part of your system. Although, you can get regular check-ups with your ENT to prevent a large scale build-up of ear wax. Using Q tips at home should be strictly avoided as they pack the wax further within the ear into a tighter mass, rather than helping you clean it all. There are extremely harmful for a person and you should avoid it at all costs.

How long does it take to recover?

The procedure to clean your ear can take anywhere between 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on whether the wax first needs to be softened or not. The recovery is immediate and your hearing will be restored immediately.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Getting your ears cleaned can range anywhere between Rs. 200 – Rs. 1,000, depending on where you get the treatment from.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Since the building up of ear wax is natural, you can expect the condition to return if you do not clean your ears on a regular basis.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The alternative treatment methods for hearing loss include application of tea tree oil, consumption of food rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants and food items induced with Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D. Using Q tips at home should be strictly avoided as they pack the wax further within the ear into a tighter mass, rather than helping you clean it all. There are extremely harmful for a person and you should avoid it at all costs.

Popular Questions & Answers

My sister have a problem in her ear. Doctors told she got a hole and operation would be done to recover that hole, but she don't want operation to be done. She may affect in hearing or Infection. Kindly suggest me what is the suitable method for this?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Aurangabad
A hole in ear drum- perforation of ear drum requires surgical repair . It improves hearing and usually stops ear discharge associated with this disease. Medicine only will not help in healing of perforation in cases of chronic otitis media.
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I am suffering from continuous airy noise in my right ear since a year. In the beginning it was irregular, occurring for a few seconds then went away. But with time it started to happen 24×7. Allopathy doctors described it normal and diagnosed cold to be the cause. But comes possibility was ruled out in the x-ray. There are no hearing defects as I went through that test as well. Homeopathy doctor said there is an issue with the nerves. No great results. Can someone please give me a clue as to what it might be and what is the possible way out.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK), CCT (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Hello Madam, From what you have mentioned, I feel you are suffering with Tinnitus. This is an intermittent or constant sound in the ear - it can be hissing, ringing, buzzing, air escaping sound etc. Though it is an inconvenience it is rarely serio...
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Please suggest. What are the different audiometric test for hearing loss in kids. Kindly suggest clinic of audiometric test in Patna and Muzaffarpur.

Masters
Audiologist, Gurgaon
BERA. Test is done for very small kids. Above 3 years we can try conditioned audiometry or sound field audiometry. You can try at any reputed hospitals .there must be audiomwtry department in some hospital for sure.
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