HEARING LOSS – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hearing loss or deafness is occurring due to the dysfunction of the inner ear, damage to the auditory nerve etc.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS
  • CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEARING LOSS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS
  • TREATMENTS FOR HEARING LOSS
  • PROGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF HEARING LOSS
  • HEARING LOSS  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HEARING LOSS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HEARING LOSS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR HEARING LOSS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HEARING LOSS
  • YOGA FOR HEARING LOSS
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF HEARING LOSS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Conductive hearing loss – reduced hearing ability due to defect in sound conduction
  • Sensorineural hearing loss – complete loss of hearing leads to deafness

CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS

  • Ear wax
  • Ear infection
  • Defects in the ear ossicles
  • The perforated or defective eardrum
  • Dysfunction of the inner ear
  • Injury to auditory nerve or brain

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEARING LOSS

Conductive deafness or hearing loss is occurring when there is any defect in the conduction of sound vibrations. It mainly occurs due to defects in ear ossicles. In the sensorineural hearing loss, damage occurs in hair cells in the inner ear, auditory nerve, brain, etc.

DIAGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Proper history taking by the physician
  • Physical examination
  • Audiometer tests
  • Automated auditory brain response
  • Rinnes and webers test

TREATMENTS FOR HEARING LOSS

  • Treatment of underlying pathology
  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Surgical interventions

PROGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of hearing loss, duration  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF HEARING LOSS     

  • Deafness
  • Dementia

HEARING LOSS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,hearing loss is called ‘badhirya’

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold, dry food
  • Excess vitiation of doshas
  • Agantu factors – infection
  • Water trapped in the ear
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Reduced hearing ability

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated doshas reside in the ear and produce different kinds of diseases including deafness.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Badhirya – hearing loss

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Prognosis is based on the nidana of badhirya and associated diseases

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS

Ayurvedic local treatment for hearing loss

  • Ear drops
  • Karna purana – vilwa taila, nirgundi taila, brihatnirgundyadi taila, kshara taila, asanavilwadi taila 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS

  • Sarivati vati
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Pathyashadangam kashayam
  • Medicines which balances vata dosha

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HEARING LOSS

  • NASYA- anutaila, Ksheerabala, shadbindu taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HEARING LOSS

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR HEARING LOSS

  • Heat application around the ear by a towel dipped with hot water
  • Massage around the ear ( NOT too much pressure )
  • Clear the wax

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HEARING LOSS

  • Avoid food items which produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate the vata dosha.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised. Which alleviates vata dosha

YOGA FOR HEARING LOSS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and  sharpens the hearing

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF HEARING LOSS

  1. MANAGEMENT OF HEARING LOSS: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED OPEN-LABEL INTERVENTIONAL STUDY

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335389857_MANAGEMENT_OF_HEARING_LOSS_A_PROSPECTIVE_RANDOMIZED_OPEN-LABEL_INTERVENTIONAL_STUDY

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