HEARING AID FITTING IN CHILDREN

“When and How to fit hearing aids in a child” – this is by far one of the most challenging and difficult decisions for an ENT specialist.  Providing amplification for infants and children is undoubtedly a complex endeavor. Certain fitting features are unique to the child, hence providing an adequate fit is far more challenging […]

ART OR TECHNOLOGY – DOCTORS CATCH 22 SITUATIONS

What should a doctor do? Should he rely on his clinical judgment [Art] or give preference to investigation [Technology]. This is a question that every doctor with access to technology is faced with. I am from the old school and strongly believe Art or Clinical Judgment should be foremost. Investigation or technology should be used […]

DIZZINESS, VERTIGO & EAR BALANCE

Recently, during a small get together, a seventy year old relative of mine was sitting opposite me. She felt dizzy and suddenly her head fell back on to the chair. She was cut off for a few seconds. She also had repeated movements of her right forearm for a minute or so. Post recovery she […]

EARPHONE USE CAN DAMAGE YOUR EARS

DO YOU KNOW? EARPHONE USE CAN DAMAGE YOUR EARS. Of late, people are becoming deaf earlier than our ancestors. Studies show that the exposure to noise pollution could be the main culprit. Modernization and technological advancement has contributed markedly to the increase in ambient noise levels. Prolonged use of earphones to listen to music is on […]

Stuttering – It’s nothing to be ashamed of!

Stuttering — also called stammering or childhood-onset fluency disorder — is a speech disorder that involves frequent and significant problems with the normal fluency and flow of speech. People who stutter know what they want to say, but have difficulty saying it. For example, they may repeat or prolong a word, syllable or phrase, or […]

SHRAVAN ENT HEALTH CARE MODULE

  At Shravan, we have studied several modules in health care and other similar service providers to develop our present module. It goes without saying the process is being evolved continuously based on newer ground experiences gained. To formulate our system we took the development of the automobile industry as our guide. The automobile industry […]

Doctor’s Dilemmas in Modern Health Care Provision.

As a practicing doctor of over 40 years, I am often faced with and come across difficult situations. While in the army, tackling these situations was quite easy for me. We were well trained and our only role was to give our best to our patients. Our patients being army personnel or their relatives had […]