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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including exposure to loud noise, aging, recent fevers, ear infections and certain medical conditions.

Symptoms of hearing loss can include difficulty hearing in noisy environments, difficulty understanding speech, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ears. If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with a doctor to have your hearing tested.

Treatment options for hearing loss vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. For mild to moderate hearing loss, hearing aids can often be effective in improving hearing. These devices amplify sounds so that they are more easily heard by the person wearing the device. Cochlear implant, a device surgically implanted in the ear, is an option for severe hearing loss.

Preventing hearing loss is also important. It's important to protect your ears from loud noises, such as by wearing earplugs or avoiding loud environments. You should also avoid listening to music or other audio at high volumes for prolonged periods of time.

In addition to protecting your ears from loud noise, it's also important to maintain good overall health. This can include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

If you have hearing loss, it is important to know that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you manage your condition, including support groups, hearing aid providers, and speech therapists. With the right treatment and support, you can continue to lead an active and fulfilling life.

Natural Home remedies to improve your hearing

  1. Increase Vitamin and Mineral intake: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, and Zinc are essential for maintaining good hearing.

  2. Exercise regularly: Physical activity improves blood circulation and can help to reduce hearing loss.

  3. Wear earplugs: To protect your ears from loud noise exposure.

  4. Quit smoking: Smoking can damage the blood vessels in the ear and lead to hearing loss.

  5. Keep ears clean: Wax buildup can block sound waves from reaching the ear drum, so it is important to keep your ears clean.

  6. Listen to soothing music: Listening to soft music can help relax the mind and improve hearing.

Please note that these remedies may help to improve overall hearing health but if you have any concern about your hearing, please consult with a doctor.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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