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.