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Deafness, which appears after the age of 65 to 70 or later is called senile deafness. It gradually increases with age and can lead to complete deafness. Deafness is called karnabadhirya in Ayurveda.
Old age happens to be the chief cause of senile deafness. But not all aged people suffer from senile deafness. People getting exposed to loud noise during earlier years of life or due to their occupations are more prone to suffer from senile deafness. Degenerative changes in the nervous system may increase the possibility of deafness.
In senile deafness vata dosha blocks the channel that carries sound from the ear to the brain. In some cases vitiated kapha blocks the pathway of vata because of which vata fails to conduct the sound waves. The hearing capacity of the person goes on reducing gradually and may be lost completely.
There are certain problems that arise with advancing age including degeneration of the sense organs. The branch of Ayurveda known as Rasayana aims to promote longevity and quality of life through detoxification of the system and regeneration of new cells and tissues. Vigor, brainpower, energy, youth and zeal of a person can be significantly increased and even restored through these rasayanic therapies.