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  • How can we control Noise Pollution?

    In this video, Dr. M.P George, Scientist D, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, will discuss on how can we control the noise


    The control of the noise level should be at source from where the noise is emitted. When we can’t control the noise levels at source, then barriers are used. Barriers change as per the sources. It also depends on which type of frequency is emitted from the source. 


    Dr. George will also talk about which type of material to be used and develop the barriers in the noise pathway. The natural barriers are thick plantation which can decrease the noise level.

  • Can ear problems cause giddiness?

    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will discuss the causes of giddiness related to ear problem. Ear problem can cause severe giddiness. Patient needs to be treated with ENT specialists and physicians in combination. To know the cause of giddiness, hearing assessment tests to be done to rule out the other causes of vertigo.

  • What is the management approach if a child is born-deaf or presents with severe hearing loss?

    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will talk about the management if a child is born deaf. 


    Dr. Nishi explains that the management approach depends on the degree of the hearing loss, whether it is unilateral or bilateral. If the hearing loss is more than 90 dB, then the only treatment is the cochlear implant. Cochlear implant is an artificial device which is fitted behind the ear and the electrodes are fitted in the ear which can stimulates the nerves of hearing. These children are also followed by speech therapy which shows good improvement.

  • How do we screen hearing in patients presenting with ear problems?

    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will explain the screening tests for diagnosing patients presenting with ear problems. It depends on the age of the patient.


    In patients older than 5-6 years, than pure-tone audiometry is done. With this, it is found the type and degree of hearing loss. In small children, the screening is little complex. In them, the auditory steady-state response (ASSR) or brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) test is done. The doctor will explain about these tests.

  • Are there any ossicular prostheses available?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will tell about ossicular prostheses available in the market. There are artificial ossicular prostheses available in the market with which early constructive surgery can be done. But the re-sculpted bone from the same patient works better than artificial ossicular prostheses.

  • 13 What is the outcome in cases of hearing loss in unsafe CSOM?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will discuss the cases of unsafe CSOM whether hearing loss can be reversed?


    Dr. Nishi tells that it is difficult to predict the outcome of hearing improvement in such cases because in place of the bones which are diseased, new sculpted bones are fixed but it might not work as good as the natural ones. Few patients might show good improvement and few may not depending on the status of the left over bones.

  • What is the management approach of patients with hearing loss?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will discuss the treatment regimen for patients with hearing loss. Management of hearing loss depends on the cause. In otosclerosis, the surgery is little risky and sensitive but the effects are rewarding. Dr. Nishi will explain the benefits of surgery.

     

    In perforation cases, the surgery is a better option and shows positive results. She will also discuss different conditions of ear where surgery is needed.

  • What are the causes of sensorineural hearing loss?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Will explain the causes of sensorineural hearing loss. This type of hearing loss is due to multiple causes. It could be from birth or age-related. It can be secondary to the infection. A long standing infection to the ear can lead to conductive hearing loss which eventually leads to neural damage. Dr. Nishi will tell the reasons behind the sensorineural hearing loss.

  • What are the types of hearing loss commonly seen in patients?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, Have described the common types of hearing loss. There are two types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.

     

    In conductive hearing loss, the defect lies either in the ear drum or in the bones of hearing. In sensorineural hearing loss, the nerves that carry sensation from ear to brain are damaged. Dr. Nishi will explain the causes of both the types of hearing loss in adults and children. Appropriate treatment is given after knowing the proper cause.

  • What should be done if there is bleeding from the ear?
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    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, will talk about the necessary steps to be taken if bleeding from the ear occurs. She informs that in such case, try to keep the ear dry and do not try to clean the ear. Seek immediate attention. If there is mild infection then it can be cured. But in accidental case, there can be fracture of the temporal bone or simple laceration of the skin of the external auditory canal.

     

    She tells that in some cases, the facial nerve is damaged during accident. Depending on the examination and findings, appropriate treatment is initiated.

  • What are the causes of bleeding from the ear?

    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, will explain the causes of bleeding. Bleeding from the ear when seen in children has multiple factors. The acute suppurative otitis media is the main cause of bleeding. In case of severe infection, then bleeding occurs along with pus discharge. This infection is curable with help of antibiotics. 


    Dr. Nishi explains that in adults, the cause of bleeding is due to the trauma. They clean their ear and damage the sensitive area of external auditory canal.

  • What happens if surgery is not done for unsafe CSOM or cholesteatoma?

    In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, will talk about the complications if surgery in not done for unsafe chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) or cholesteatoma. 


    The ear lies very close to the brain and there are high chances that the ear infections can travel towards brain. This could be life threatening to the patient. But before this, patient suffers complete hearing loss and a deviation of the angle of mouth is present. Still, if the cholesteatoma is ignored, it can lead to serious complications.