Treatment of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: Platelet Rich Plasma
Brajpal Singh Tyagi
Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Introduction:Hearing loss is one of the common disabilities in India. The prevalence of this disability is higher in children. The children with sensorineural hearing loss is very common which requires the safe, clinically effective and cost effective method of treatment. Methods:The platelet rich plasma (PRP) was instilled in 24 children od age less than 10 years and the hearing improvement was assessed by the audiogram through BERA or PTA. Results:It was found that 87% patients had bilateral impairment, and maximum patients were with moderate hearing impairment. The rate of improvement was found to be 99% except one patient who had no improvement in the left ear post PRP. Conclusion:In our study, the patients with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss were found to have improved hearing levels after treatment with PRP which directly enhanced their speech discrimination levels. Further studies with bigger sample size are needed to establish this method as new doorway for improving the childhood hearing.