What Is Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss is categorized into the symptom of not being able to hear sound from one or both of you ears. Hearing loss otherwise known as “deafness” can occur for many reasons such as trauma in the ear from a loud noise or exposure to loud noises over a period of time. It can occur to damage on the inside or outside of you ear when it hits certain nerves that are responsible for the vibrations and receptors used to transmit sound neurons from your ear to your brain. Some medications can cause hearing loss as well as old age, due to wear and tear on your ears after the years. When hearing loss occurs it can sometimes result in a condition called Tinnitus which is the constant ringing in one’s ear. Some people report it’s a constant buzzing or ringing that doesn’t go away or re occurs enough to cause major disruption in their life. Unfortunately, tinnitus is a lifelong condition with no known cure, however many patients have found acupuncture to give a lot of relief to symptoms and make it manageable enough to where some say they can go days with no ringing in their ears!
Tinnitus is characterized as the constant or very frequent ringing in the ears or buzzing in the ears. It is a condition that is caused by many different factors such as trauma to the ear or injury that directly affects the nerves on the inner or outer ear, medication side effects that can cause ringing in the ears, loud sounds and damage caused by hearing these loud noises for a prolonged time. Sometimes there isn’t a specific cause other than just old age with years of wear and tear on the ears that can cause it. Although there are many medications to help with the ringing in the ears many people have side effects from those medications and prefer to just deal with the condition rather than taking the meds. However, in recent studies acupuncture has actually shown to give more improvement rather than medication.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been around for centuries practiced by many cultures to help with different infections, diseases and illnesses. It is a practice that uses fiber like needles that are slowly inserted into regions that are affected, these regions range from certain pressure points to nerves and muscles. When you go to get acupuncture, they lay you on a massage like table that is flat, and depending on what you are there for they will either lay you on you back, side, or stomach. You typically stay there for one to two hours while the technique is being done. Usually the room is dark lit to encourage relaxation while you are getting it done, which helps relax your muscles to ensure the best results. Acupuncture is used around the world to treat patients with the most chronic illness to even stress. Some people even use acupuncture as a form of therapy to unwind after a long week. Either way you use it acupuncture has many proven benefits and can help even fight off the common cold.
Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Tinnitus and Improve Hearing?
Many people wonder if acupuncture can actually help relieve their symptoms of tinnitus. The good news is although there is no cure many patients have seen a major improvement in their symptoms over time after practicing acupuncture. After many trials medical professionals and doctors were impressed to see that out of all the trial patients 80% of them said that they had a noticeable amount of relief from their symptoms within just as little as a few weeks’ time! This is a major development because people for years have been taking medications and suffering from the side effects and expense of taking them without seeing near the improvements.
Seeking Treatment for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus
Professional hearing specialists offer the best and most effective treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus. At Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center, we provide comprehensive hearing health services. Contact us today to learn more.