My son is suffering from hearing loss since many years; can hearing aids help him?
Hearing aid is an electronic device that easily fits in the ear. They are effective in improving hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss that occurs due to damage in the sensory cells in the inner ear. Hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. If the damage to the hair cell is more then there will be more severe hearing loss, and greater will be the hearing aid amplification.
Remember- A hearing aid will not restore your normal hearing. On the contrary, homeopathy is helpful in treating all the cases of sensorineural deafness as it shoots the root cause of it and helps the patient to treat holistically.
What impact can hearing loss have on an older person's life?
Isolation is common among older person with deafness since have trouble fully participating in any conversations. They become depressed or withdraw from others to avoid feeling frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what others are speaking. As they are unable to respond to warnings or hear sounds of impending danger, it can be dangerous. "Homeopathy can benefit anyone from newborns right through to elderly people!!!" Give your loved one right treatment at right time to live a healthy life.
What treatment will help me with deafness?
Homeopathic medicines positively benefit those suffering from sensorineural hearing loss.
The cause of deafness is most important consideration in homeopathy. Uprooting the cause will result in relief from symptoms.Homeopathic treatment can improve your quality of life. It shall help you gain:
- Greater self-confidence
- Closer relationships with loved ones
- Improved outlook on life
- Less depression
Unlike conventional medications which harm the body mechanism by producing certain side-effects, homeopathic remedy stimulates your life energy to free itself from the disease and recover from the imbalance state. Recovering from your deafness/hearing loss will lead to disappearance if mental, emotional and physical symptoms.
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What to do if I or my child is having deafness?
Visit your doctor who can identify the cause for treatment. Your doctor will perform a physical examination using an Otoscope; an instrument with a light at the end. The following may be detected during the examination:
- Foreign object
- Collapsed ear drum
- An infection
- Cholesteatoma - skin growth behind the eardrum
- Fluid in the ear canal
- Hole in the ear drum
Tuning fork tests: A tuning fork evaluation may also reveal whether hearing loss is caused by damage to the vibrating parts of your middle ear (including your eardrum), damage to nerves of your inner ear.
Audiometer tests - You wear earphones and hear sounds directed to one ear at a time. A range of sounds at various tones are presented to you and have to signal each time you hear the sound. Each tone is repeated at faint levels to find out when you can barely hear. The same is done with words, the audiologists presents words at various tones and decibel levels.
What are the warning signs in children with deafness?
Following are the warning signs you could notice in a child with deafness: The child:
- Is slow to learn to talk
- They are not clear when they speak
- Often asks you to repeat yourself
- Frequent use of "what?" or "huh?"
- Talks very loudly
- Turns up the volume of the TV so that it is very loud.
How will I know if my baby has deafness?
You should consider seeing a doctor if you notice that your baby
- Does not turn his/her head towards a noise, from birth to four months age
- By the age one year, does not utter a single word
- Does not startled by loud noise
- Responds to you when he/she can see you, but not when you are out of sight and call out their name
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What should I do, if earwax is causing a problem with my hearing?
Never use hairpins or match sticks or any objects for removing earwax. Consult your doctor who shall recommended treatments you can use at home to soften earwax.
What should I do to protect my ears from loud noise?
Protect your ears at workplace:
- Wear earplugs or earmuffs
- Turn down the volume when listening music on headphones.
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Can certain medications cause deafness?
Yes. "Ototoxic" medications damage the inner ear, causing deafness. These include certain antibiotics, diuretics and chemotherapy medications. Click on Deafness (Hearing Loss) Causes to read in detail.
What types of hearing loss is common in children?
Hearing loss at birth is called congenital hearing loss. Hearing loss that happens after birth is called acquired hearing loss.
Congenital hearing loss can be caused by:
- Maternal rubella, syphilis or certain other infections during pregnancy
- Low birth weight
- Birth asphyxia (a lack of oxygen at the time of birth)
- Inappropriate use of ototoxic drugs during pregnancy, such as
- Cytotoxic drugs,
- Antimalarial drugs
- Severe jaundice in the neonatal period
Acquired hearing loss can result from:
- Illness: Meningitis, measles and mumps, Otitis media
- Conventional Medications: some antibiotic and antimalarial medicines
- Trauma: Head injury, perforation of the eardrum, fractured skull
- Noise: Excessive noise, including working with noisy machinery, and exposure to loud music, gunfire or explosions
- Wax or foreign bodies blocking the ear canal.
How common is deafness?
About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears. About 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5 percent for adults aged 55 to 64. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 50 percent of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.