What should be done for nerve deafness in a child?
Q: My 19 months old daughter is having hearing problems and we have shown her to a doctor in Mumbai. A treatment of speech and hearing is going on. In the initial stages there was no movement from her for hearing. She has been given a machine which is fitted on top of the ear from outside and she is going for speech therapy. Do you suggest any medicine in homeopathy or ayurvedic since the 19 month old is going through the hardship of travelling for 4 hours by train. We stay in a remote place called Daman and there are no good doctors nearby and hence we have to go to Mumbai. The baby's hearing problem is 90 dB and 100 dB as told by the doctors in Mumbai. Your advice is required on the issue.
A:It is unfortunate that the baby has severe nerve deafness. Yes, the child must have a good quality hearing aid. The speech will develop over a course of time, though it may not be normal. The medicines or the homeopathy may not be of much help. Every 4-6 months time, it would be advisable to monitor the progress of the child. Also, you need to check the functioning of the hearing aid itself.