The ear canal produces cerumen, a light brown or yellow-colored fluid also known as ear wax. It is a waxy oil that protects the ear from foreign particles, dust and microbes, protecting ear canal skin against irritation caused by water as well. Normally, the excess wax finds its way out of the ear canal, into ear opening and then gets washed away. Ear wax when produced more than necessary blocks the ear. It is the most common reason for temporary hearing loss but AHRI provides best treatment for ear wax.
Excess ear wax generation does not become cause of hearing loss automatically. When this wax is pushed deeper by cotton swabs, pins or any other equipment, it creates blockage leading to hearing loss. Continuous usage of earphones is also a major cause of ear wax problems as it prohibits the wax to wash out.
Symptoms of ear wax are quite easily noticeable;
Partial hearing loss in one or both ears
Buzzing in ear
Fullness in ear
Drainage from ear
Fever, coughing and dizziness in severe cases
If you come across any of the above signs, visit your doctor as soon as possible.
AHRI Gwalior provides the best treatment for ear wax issues. Treatments at AHRI Gwalior are safe, economic and patient friendly. The hospital is facilitated enough to test all types of hearing issues in adults as well as in newborns.
AHRI consists of maintained labs and pathologies under the supervision of trained professionals. It is committed to ensuring excellent outcomes for patients by the effective use of technology, taking care of their satisfaction and safety as well.
Sudden hearing loss or sudden deafness should be regarded as a matter of medical emergency. It can take place due to a variety of reasons but when stays untreated for a while, becomes a lifelong and incurable ailment.
Ninety percent of patients suffering from sudden deafness complain about loss of hearing in just one ear. As the hearing sustains from the other ear they get aware of this problem quite late. Generally, hearing loss is observed among adults in their 40s or 50s.
Causes of hearing loss are normally identifiable and examined easily. Some of the usually observed causes include;
Severe neurological infections
Injury in head
Issues in blood-circulation
Infections in inner-ear
AHRI Gwalior is the best institute for treatment of hearing loss. The ENT department AHRI is well-equipped with all the latest technological advancements to deal with emergencies of any kind. Under the guidance and comprehensive supervision of Dr. S R Agrawal and Dr. Rahul Agarwal, ENT team at AHRI consists of the best doctors and well-experienced medical professionals. SR Agarwal is one of the most acclaimed ENT surgeons in India who has been serving his patients for more than 50 years. Dr. Rahul Agrawal with experience in more than 200 cases of successful surgeries is the best ENT surgeon in Gwalior.
AHRI offers its patients all hearing-related treatments which are safe and economic. The hospital is facilitated enough to test all types of hearing issues in adults as well as in newborns. AHRI consists of maintained labs and pathologies under the supervision of best ENT surgeon in Gwalior. It is committed to ensuring excellent outcomes for patients by the effective use of technology, taking care of their satisfaction and safety as well.
Our hearing or auditory system can be broadly categorized into two parts- peripheral and central. The peripheral hearing includes the outer, middle, and inner ear. The outer ear consists of eardrum, auricle and ear canal. Middle ear contains malleus, incus and stapes. These three small bones are collectively denoted as ossicles. Malleus connects to the eardrum linking to the outer ear and the stapes connects to the inner ear. Inner ear has cochlea that is further connected to the central hearing system by auditory nerve. Cochlea consists of several special fluids which play an important role in hearing mechanism. The central hearing system consists of the auditory nerve and an incredibly complex pathway through the brain stem and onward to the auditory cortex of the brain.
Sound waves or simply the vibrations in our surroundings are collected by the auricle and are further channeled into ear canals. These sound waves vibrate the eardrum. Now, these eardrum vibrations are moved to the ossicles present in middle ear. From here vibrations are transferred to the cochlea in the inner ear.
Cochlea consists of thousands of hair cells that are sensitive to a wide range of such vibrations. High pitched sounds stimulate hair cells in lower portion of cochlea whereas the low pitched vibrations stimulate hair cells in the upper part. After detecting the frequency or pitch of a sound, each hair cell generates nerve impulses that are transferred immediately along the auditory nerve.
Auditory cortex is the hearing center in the brain. Here several such vibrations are converted into meaningful sound. This whole process takes place within a fraction of a second.