Hearing loss – Hearing Impairment – Deafness
Hearing loss – Hearing Impairment is a medical condition that prevents a person from hearing sounds that the healthy ear should hear. There are some conventional treatment options for Hearing Impairment. The treatment options depend on the cause of the hearing loss. Some of the conventional treatment options include hearing aids, Bone-anchored hearing devices, Cochlear implants, Auditory brainstem implants, and implantable middle ear devices. However, some of these devices require some level of surgery to wear (except for hearing aids). There are some medications used for hearing loss like antibiotics (if the hearing loss is caused by a bacterial infection) or some doctors advocate for the use of antivirals like ganciclovir (if Hearing Impairment is caused by viruses like cytomegalovirus – though this is still being studied). The treatment of hearing loss usually depends on the cause of hearing loss. We have already mentioned some causes. In order to simplify this most other causes of hearing loss are due to structural defects of the ear, trauma, excessive noise, and drugs that can wreak havoc on the ears. Anyway, it is not in all cases that conventional therapy work. It may also be useful to try homeopathic medicine as a complementary or alternate method for the treatment of these issues. We are going to discuss some homeopathic medications used in the treatment of hearing loss.
Pulsatilla for Hearing Impairment:
This homeopathic medicine is used in the treatment of hearing loss caused by ear infections in the middle ear. It is the homeopathic equivalent of an antibiotic used for the treatment of middle ear infections (otitis media). It is gotten from a plant and has many other awesome uses like for dysmenorrhea and boils. Pulsatilla helps n clearing discharges in the ear as a result of infection. In addition to all these, it is very useful for the treatment of earing problems following a recent infection with measles.
Chininum sulphuricum hearing loss:
This treatment is best used in situations where Hearing Impairment is associated with Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear which can cause a spinning sensation (vertigo), a hearing loss which fluctuates and progressively gets worse until there may be permanent damage to the ear and then a ringing sensation in the ear (tinnitus). It is very good for mental wellbeing too in addition to its usefulness in the treatment of tinnitus.
Elaps and Silicea for hearing loss:
Accumulation of ear wax in the ear can lead to temporary deafness. Your ears could feel very heavy if there is a lot of wax in it and you could have difficulty hearing. Conventionally, oily ear drops can be used to dissolve the wax or a lot of water is forced into the ear to force the ear wax out if there is a sign of infection in the ear. In homeopathic medicine, Elaps and Silicea can be used to get rid of excess ear wax. Whether Elaps or silicea is used depends on the type of ear wax. If the ear wax is hard and very dry that it is almost like stone, Elaps would be a better option. Silicea is more useful for softer ear wax.
Arnica and Hypericum for Hearing Impairment:
Hearing loss can also be caused by trauma such as accidents or perhaps a slap to your ear during a fight. In these cases, using Arnica or hypericum may help with your Hearing Impairment. Arnica is very good for blunt trauma like accidents which affect the ear for instance. Hypericum is a very good option if you suspect that the nerves that control hearing are involved.
Chenopodium and Kali Phosphoricum for hearing loss:
This medicine is very useful for hearing loss due to the weakness of the auditory nerves. The auditory nerves connect the ear to the brain and help in passing audio signals from the ear to the brain. It is only when the auditory nerves pass the message to the brain that you can hear what is going on around you and correctly interpret what you hear. If the nerves are weakened for any reason, it can cause difficulty hearing. Chenopodium is very effective in strengthening the nerves. Another medicine that can be used for auditory nerve weakness is Kali Phosphoricum.
Baryta Carb and Agraphis Nutans for hearing loss:
Your tonsils and adenoids are located inside your mouth close to your throat. The ear, nose, and throat are all interconnected and if one part of these three is having problems like an infection, it can quickly spread to the other parts. Swollen adenoids and tonsils can cause hearing loss complications later on. Agraphis Nutans and Baryta carb are very good for hearing problems due to swollen tonsils or adenoids. Baryta carb is preferable in kids who are having these problems. In addition to its usefulness in children, it is also useful in the elderly people. Since children and the elder are more fragile and need milder medications, we can say that baryta carb is usually given to these people because it is much milder.
Hearing loss – Hearing Impairment – Deafness Homeopathic Treatment
As you can see in this article, homeopathic medicines used in the treatment of Hearing Impairment will depend largely on the cause of the hearing loss and who are using the medication. There are different homeopathic therapies for adults and children depending on what is causing the hearing issues. While this article gives you an idea of various homeopathic medicines you can use, we would recommend that you see an expert in homeopathic medicines to help you determine the right medications and treatment regimens.
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