Audiology India

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears. Hearing loss is one of the frequent sensory impairment which is known to have consequences on physical, mental and social domains for both the individual with hearing loss and their family.
This section provides more information about the causes of hearing loss, types of hearing loss, treatments and rehabilitative options available and so on.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids

Hearing aids are available in different shapes and sizes, but they all work in similar manner. Hearing aids help individuals with hearing loss to hear everyday sounds like the telephone and doorbells. They also help individuals to follow conversations easily. More importantly, they improve the quality of life of individual with hearing impairment.
This section provides some information for those who are looking buy hearing aids. However, please contact your local audiologist to discuss about the hearing aids that suit your hearing loss.

Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Implants are surgically implanted electronic device which provides sense of sound to individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. This may help them to overcome the barriers associated with hearing difficulties and communication. Typically they are recommended to individuals who get limited or no benefit from hearing aids.

This section provides some basic information about Cochlear Implants. We suggest you to consult an Audiologist or ENT Specialist to seek more information.

Check your Hearing

Check your Hearing

It is believed that many adults with hearing impairment may take up to 10 years before realising their hearing loss and seeking help. However, it has been demonstrated that those who seek help early become more successful with rehabilitation. Check your hearing is intended to help identify people who have hearing loss and encourage them to seek help. This is just a basic screening to identify risk factors associated with hearing loss and not a full hearing assessment. We also strongly recommend you to get a detailed hearing assessment

Useful Links

Useful Links

Hearing impairment is an under recognised, under treated and known to be a hidden disability. This section provides some useful links to which may provide information about hearing loss, hearing aids, details of charities and organisations which are working towards deafness, and so on. This is to complement the information we have provided in our website and direct you to other relevant and appropriate sources.

Stem Cell Therapy can be useful for Congenital and Acquired Hearing Loss: Dr Sonali Pandit

We are very happy to introduce Dr Sonali Pandit, a consulting Otolaryngologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Pandit has worked on Stem Cell Therapy for Hearing Loss at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia. This interview is aimed at educating our readers with latest trends and we are glad we found Dr Pandit in our backyard. The interview also covers about other specialties of Dr Pandit.

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