One of the five vital sense organs of body include ears; Leading a life without this sense organ makes a life “NON SENSE”. Vitiated Vayu involving the shabda-Vaha-Srotas, causes deafness or loss of hearing and this condition is known as Karna Badhirya
Asam. : Kala, Dhumakala
Beng. : Badhira
Dogr. : Uncha Sunana
Guj. : Bera Panu
Hind. : Baharapana
Kan. : Kivudu
Maly. : Pottan
Mra. : Bhirepaṇa
Ori. : Kala Roga
Panj. : Bolapana
Tam. : Chevidu
Tel. : Chevudu
Eng. : Deafness
Varites of Karna badhirya
Conductive : This type of hearing loss happens when sound wave is not reaching to inner ear (cochlea).
Sensorineural : This type of hearing loss is of permanent and it is a dysfunction of inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve.
Gradual loss of hearing ability is common with growing age. It is estimated that almost one-quarter of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 and about three-quarters of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss.
Diseases like stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes may cause an infection, interrupting flow of blood into the inner ear
Bone growth or tumors in the outer or middle ear can result in hearing loss
Gradual building of earwax that blocks the ear canal and prevents conduction of sound waves.
Injury to the head or the ear
Exposure to noise over a long period of time
Avoidance of loud noise or reduction of exposure time. The dangerous noise includes noise such as lawn mowers, food mixers and hair dryers.
Ear protection such as ear plugs or ear muffs should be used wherever exposed to dangerous noise levels
Avoid inserting objects into your ear
Wear helmet when you ride a bike, ski diving or participate in such activities that can cause ear injury.
Vegan foods such as popcorn, corn chips, beans, raw vegetables, and cold drinks should be avoided.
Squeeze a juice of onion after grating a raw onion and use it as ear drops daily. Don’t try this without consulting an ENT specialist as the results are totally case dependent.
Neem oil is quite a beneficial home remedy for hearing loss Put 2-3 drops of warm lukewarm neem oil into the affected but only after consulting a doctor.
Caste some Suhaga (Borax) in ear and after immediately drop 4-5 drops of lemon juice.
warm oil 4-5 drops after cooling in ear.
Mix Adrak (Ginger) juice after mixing in some natural honey and caste in ear.
Fresh juice from the leaves of Tulsi (Holy basil, Ocimum sanctum) is also useful in the dose of 4-5 drops in effected ear.
One tea spoon of sesame oil to be mixed with fried garlic. Pour 5 to 10 drops (of body-temperature oil) into the ear. This increases the hearing capacity of the auditory nerve
Take 500 mg of herbs like Ashwagandha, Boswellia, and Guggulu for three times a day
Two tablets of Sarivadi vati twice a day with luke warm water.
Take 200mg of Yogaraj Guggulu for 3 times a day with warm water after each meal. This helps in pacifying the vata dosha and strengthens weakened nerves
Drops for the Ear
Any one of the following preparations may be used as drops for the ear.
1. Apamarga Kshara Taila: 2 to 4 drops, to be instilled in the ear twice a day.
2. Bilva Taila: 2 to 4 drops, to be instilled in the ear twice a day.
3. Bilvadi Taila: 2 to 4 drops, to be instilled in the ear twice a day.
4. Dashamula Taila: 2 to 4 drops, to be instilled in the ear twice a day.