MANAGEMENT OF SENSORY NEURAL HEARING LOSS (W.S.R TO BADHIRYA) THROUGH AYURVEDA – CASE STUDY
Sharanprasad Kolliyavar and *Prathibha M.
Sensory neural hearing loss occurs when there is a problem in the sensory apparatus - cochlea (sensory) or in the pathways of conduction of nerve impulses to the brain. Sensory neural hearing loss can be Peripheral and Central (auditory pathway or cortex). It can be congenital or acquired. Hearing impairment which commonly occurs in old age patients called presbycusis includes inability to interpret speech sounds, attempt manage the often producing a reduced ability to communicate, delay in language acquisition, economic and educational disadvantage, social isolation and stigmatisation. Bhadhirya can be understood as hearing loss generally. Since SNHL and badhirya hare common clinical presentations these two can be understood together. Modern rehabilitation strategies like hearing aid etc. are partly effective but underused. In Ayurveda lots of medicines are suggested to treat hearing loss which is found to be effective for treatment and prevention of hearing loss. Here in this case, we have made an attempt to manage case of SNHL through ayurveda medicines and treatment procedures to increase the quality of audibility.
Keywords: Prebycusis, Badhirya, Auditary pathway.
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