Deafness

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Mr. Balram, a 65 year old male, developed complete loss of hearing about 2 years ago in his right ear.  He consulted an E.N.T. specialist who did an audiometry and diagnosed it as total nerve deafness with complete hearing loss.  He asked for a hearing aid but was told that an aid has no role as he has no hearing.  He visited us for acupuncture and within 7 days of start of treatment, he could start hearing the tick-tock of a clock.  His hearing gradually went on improving and an audiometry done 2 months later showed a 30% improvement in hearing.  He could now use a hearing aid and carry on with his normal activities.