Hearing loss also known as hearing impairment is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little to no hearing and the hearing loss may occur in one or both the ears. Hearing problem can affect the ability to learn language in children and it can cause work related difficulties in adults. In older people, the hearing loss can result in loneliness and this can be temporary or permanent.
As of 2013, hearing loss affects about 1.1 billion people to some degree and it causes disability in 5% people and moderate to severe disability in about 124 million people. Hearing loss can exist when there are diminished sensitivity ti the sounds which are heard normally. The terms hard of hearing and hearing impaired are usually reserved for people who have relative insensitivity to the sound in the speech frequencies. The severity of a hearing loss is categorised as per the increase in volume above the usual level which is necessary before the listener can detect it.
Signs and Symptoms
- Loss of directional of sound
- Difficulty using the telephone
- Difficulty in understanding speech especially for women and children
- Sounds or speech which becomes muffled, dull or attenuated
- Difficulty in speech discrimination against the background noise
- Need for increased volume on radio, television, music and other audio sources
Hearing loss is sensory and this may have the accompanying symptoms such as a blocked feeling and pain or pressure in the ears. The secondary symptoms accompanying include tinnitus, hyperacusis, vertigo, disturbances of facial movement and tympanophonia.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss may be caused by a number of factors such as ageing, genetics, exposure to noise, birth complications, some infections, certain medications or toxins, trauma to the ear. Other causes such as acquired causes like noise or disease may lead to hearing loss. For some kind of hearing loss, the cause may be classified as of unknown cause. A common condition which results in hearing loss is chronic ear infections. Hearing loss can be categorised as mild, moderate, severe or profound.
Half of the hearing loss is preventable and this includes proper care around pregnancy, immunisation, avoiding certain medications and avoiding loud noise. As per the WHO, young people should limit the use of personal audio players to an hour a day in an effort to limit the exposure to noise. Early identification and support are particularly important in children. For many patients, sign language, hearing aids, subtitles, cochlear implants are useful. Lip reading is another useful skill that are developed by some since access to hearing aids is limited in many areas of the world.
Stem Cell Therapy for Hearing Loss in India
The stem cell therapy in India act very much like the hair cells and the sensory cells that normally reside in the inner ear will cure the deafness. We accept the patients only with pure sensorineural hearing loss and not with the conductive hearing loss. The generally treatment protocol for hearing loss includes MSC packets that are injected by IV and LP. The injection and cell types may change slightly depending on the patient’s condition.
When you are submitting your medical information, kindly note that our doctor will request you to view certain documents such as for sensorineural hearing loss you need to send the tuning fork test, pure tone auditory, ABR and ASSR.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Hearing Loss in India with Tour2India4Health
The stem cell therapy in India can help to improve the symptoms of hearing loss and also restore the sense of hearing. But it is important to remember that the therapy is not a cure. There is also the possibility of minimal to no improvement. Therefore we encourage our patients to keep realistic expectations. Many patients with hearing loss have noticed significant improvement.
At Tour2India4Health, we offer the stem cell therapy for hearing loss in India at very reasonable price. We have partner hospitals which offer the therapy for the hearing loss by either injecting the umbilical cord tissue and the blood derived stem cells visa LP or IV. Send us your inquiry to get more details about stem cell therapy in India.