CAUSES BEFORE BIRTH
- Premature or instrumental delivery
- Birth anoxia (Lack of oxygen during delivery)
- Delayed or feeble birth cry
- Birth weight less than 1200grams
CAUSES DURING BIRTH
- Deformities of ear, nose, face and throat
- Jaundice, high fever or convulsions immediately after birth
- Infectious diseases (e.g., mumps, measles, syphilis, brain fever, viral fever, T.B.)
- Intake of antibiotics for a long duration
- Injury to the ear
- Exposure to loud sounds
- High Blood Pressure, Diabetes
- Tumours of the nerve supplying the ear
- Neglected ear discharge
CAUSES AFTER BIRTH
- Family history of childhood deafness
- Consanguineous marriages
- Blood group complications or RH incompatibility
- Infectious diseases or illnesses during pregnancy (e.g., Syphilis, rashes with fever, mumps)
- Very poor physical condition of the expectant mother
- Excessive alcohol or nicotine intake.
- Intake of antibiotics or any other toxic drugs.
- Exposure to X-rays
Recognition of the hearing problem is the first step in rectifying it. Some of the common indications of hearing loss are
- High pitched voices like that of women and children being lost
- Difficulty in hearing at public gatherings, theatres where the source of sound is distant
- Difficulty in understanding conversation within a group of people.
- Difficulty in listening to the radio or TV.
GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION OF HEARING LOSS
- Avoid marriages among blood relatives
- Ensure good health of the expectant mother-seek health check-up at regular intervals.
- Expectant mother should avoid contact with persons suffering from infectious diseases.
- Make sure that the delivery takes place under a supervision of a doctor.
- Immunize the child.
- Maintain good ear hygiene.
- Avoid exposure to loud sounds
- Use ear protectors while working in noisy areas.
- Avoid taking medicines without doctor’s advice.
- Avoid injuries to your ears and head.
- Do not neglect earache or ear discharge, dizziness etc.,
- Do not try to clean the ears with sharp objects.
- Do not use oil or any other liquids to clean your ears.
A short and simple test conducted by the Audiologist determines the type and severity of hearing loss. After the age of 50, hearing must be evaluated regularly, at least once in a year. Each individuals hearing loss is unique and needs an equally individualistic solution. Hence, consulting a professional audiologist is essential for proper rehabilitation. Hearing evaluation is recommended to start rehabilitative measures as early as possible and to ensure a Bright future for the individual.
Vaibhav Hearing center will achieve:
- High quality client care
- Significant commercial success
- World leadership in hearing rehabilitation, devices, techniques and hearing loss prevention
- Provider of choice status for services to all eligible hearing-impaired people.
- Our friendly staff care, and will work with you to discuss the best solution for your hearing needs.
- Our staff will help arrange appointments, provide information and answer any questions you might have.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Specialist care
- The latest hearing aid technology to suit your particular needs
- A prompt repair service
- Priority to appointment and consultation
- Homely Environment
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