Hearing Loss

Introduction

Hearing loss or disablity is a common cause and can be cured if diagnosed properly. Our ace team leaded by Pradeep Kothari and Rishabh Kothari takes an in depth survey of the patient and diagnose the level of disability. Answering the following questions will help you have a hearing loss. Incidence and prevalence of hearing loss is incresing day by day, 7 out of 1000 give birth are born with hearing loss, we belive in providing PERFECT care possible.

Answers to the above indicate sensorineural hearing loss one of the most common hearing impairment. This type of loss can be corrected from amplification of sound by using a hearing aid.

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be mild, severe or profound, depending upon the type of hearing loss and the degree of hearing threshlod (the least hearing ability of a person). The type of hearing loss is identified by detecting which area or section of the ear the problem is originating from. The three main section of the ear are termed as the outer, middle and inner ear.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
This is generally permanent and accounts for approximately 95% of all hearing losses. It cannot be cured but can be successfully managed with the use of hearing instruments.Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing problems arising out of inner ear or auditory nerve disorders.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Hearing loss due to problems in outer or middle ear is termed as conductive hearing loss. Conductive Hearing Loss occurs when sound is not being transmitted properly to the inner ear due to a "mechanical“ problem. It is often the result of damage or blockage in the outer or middle ear. In most cases, conductive hearing problems can be corrected medically.
Mixed Hearing Loss
A combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss (problems in both outer/middle and inner ear) is termed as mixed hearing loss. Hearing aids or other hearing devices can help in hearing restoration for most of the patients suffering from this type of hearing loss.

Our ear is divided into three parts-outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. a defect or damage to any one of these can result in hearing loss. Deafness due to inner ear defect or damage is called Sensori Neural Hearing Loss (nerve deafness).

This can be caused by:

  • Ageing
  • Prenatal and bacterial infections (respiratory infections, tuberculosis, measles, mumps etc.)
  • Trauma,
  • Exposure to loud or persistent noise,
  • Meniere’s disease ( the inner ear fluid is increased in amount and causes intermittent hearing impairment),
  • Use of certain oto-toxic drugs, head injuries, blows to the ear, or a benign tumor in the inner ear.

Early diagnosis here is crucial in any case of hearing disorder.

Hearing plays a vital role in a child’s development. Hence early identification and rehabilitation of any hearing loss is essential. Otherwise this will lead to permanent speech and language disability.

Often you may ignore hearing loss or call it easily manageable. But in fact this causes tremendous amount of inconvenience to others who wish to communicate to you. Friends and family members need to make an extra effort to communicate by raising their voices or repeating several times which could be tiring for them. The volume of TV, Music, Phone etc.which you prefer can be uncomfortable for all the rest. You may even tend to speak louder than necessary.

In addition to inconveniencing others, hearing impairment is damaging to the self. Not being able to hear clearly can lead to a lot of communication problems, be it at home, in the office or at the grocery store. Misunderstanding of conversations can lead to strained relationships, even isolation and loneliness. And hearing loss tends to get worse if steps are not taken to rectify it.

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