Gajanan Balkrishn Patil, Rajeev G. Dole


Ayurveda “science of life” is a unique blend of science and philosophy that balances physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components necessary for holistic health. Ayurveda is becoming more and more acceptable globally as it is eco-friendly, cost effective and toxicity free due to its holistic approach. According to Ayurveda Karna is one of the important sense organ and Badhirya is a disease in which difficulty in hearing. Hearing impairment which commonly occurs in old age patients called presbycusis includes inability to interpret speech sounds, often producing a reduced ability to communicate, delay in language acquisition, economic and educational disadvantage, social isolation and stigmatisation. The aim of this conceptual article is to complete and re-evaluate the various principles related to different aspects of Badhirya. (Age related sensory neural deafness). Modern rehabilitation strategies like hearing aid etc. are partly effective but underused. In Ayurveda lots of medicines are suggested to treat hearing loss which is found to be effective for treatment and prevention of hearing loss. And also we have to search new promising technology and strategies that are being investigated to help rehabilitate or healing presbycusis, containing stem cell transplant and gene therapy.




Ayurveda, Karna, Badhirya, Presbycusis

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