Background and Objectives: Over 5% of the world’s population, or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss. It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people – or one in every ten people will have disabling hearing loss. This statistical data emphasizes the need for strengthening disability statistics in the world. In India itself, out of the 121 cr population, about 2.68 crore persons are disabled which is 2.2% of the total population. In Ayurveda, Hearing loss or impairement can be well correlated with Badhirya owing to the marked similarities of the clinical presentations of these two disease entities.
In Modern science, the treatment includes medicinal, surgical & hearing aids. In Ayurveda, along with systemic treatment more emphasis is laid upon local treatment and Karnpooran is one of the best local treatment modality mentioned for Karnarogas. Ashwagandhadhya Ghrita taken for the study has Rasayan property, whereas Sarivaadi Vati is mentioned in all types of Karna Rogas. So all these above facts leave a scope to find out the better solution for the disease Badhirya.
Materials and Methods: The present study includes a sample size of 60 patients of Badhirya. Group A patients received Lashunadi Taila Karnpooran 100 Matra, once in a day every evening for 10 days (5-7 pm) and Sarivaadi Vati twice a day after food with jal for 2 months and 10 days. Group B patients received Lashunadi Taila Karnpooran (10 days) and Sarivaadi Vati with Ashwagandhadhya Ghrita 10ml Bhaktoparya at night with Koshna Jal for 2 months and 10 days.
Results: Group A provided moderate improvement in 13.33% of the patient, mild improvement in 50% and unchanged was 36.67% patient after completion of the treatment. Group B provided moderate improvement in 26.67% patients, mild improvement in 50% patients and 23.33% patients were unchanged after completion of the treatment.