Management of Conductive hearing loss due to Adhesive Otitis media with Ayurveda: A Case report.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem in conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, Tympanic membrane or Middle ear. Children are more affected with conductive hearing loss. It affects 4% of all school going children.In present study we have discussed a case of a 16-year-old female child who came to OPD with complains of decreased hearing and common cold since three years. Audiometry report showed bilateral mild to moderate conductive hearing loss. First Ayurveda treatment of Pratishyaya with three sittings of MarshaNasya of AnuTaila were given after that her hearing improved showing audiometric findings of normal hearing in left ear and moderate conductive loss in right ear. We continued same treatment for next month. After Three months repeat Audiometry was done, which showed normal Hearing in left ear. Patient also felt better hearing in both ears. Conductive hearing loss due to adhesive tympanic membrane is result of Eustachian tube blockage, which can be easily managed with the help of Ayurveda treatment- MarshaNasya with Pratishyaya treatment. Hearing loss to school going children is a very serious problem affecting their education, skills and social relationship with others. With this study we can cure this type of deafness without any surgical intervention and help them to live their life in a better way.