Karna Badhirya(Deafness)


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

Regional Names

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.


 Ear infection

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

Ruptured eardrum

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.

Home Remedies

 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.





  • PUBLISHED DATE : Jun 24, 2016
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Janardan Panday
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jun 24, 2016


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