Age-related hearing loss — treatment and folk remedies
How to treat age-related hearing loss?
Today the topical issue among the elderly is the raising of the severity of hearing. It is known that in people over the age of fifty starts, hearing problems, most of which end with a hearing loss or full hearing loss.
Treatment for hearing loss should begin at the first symptoms. As this type of disease in the last stages difficult to treat and recovery the main function of the organ of hearing. So in this article let us examine the main question how to treat age-related hearing loss.
Hearing loss and its types
Hearing loss is a significant decrease in susceptibility of the sounds. In this disease lost the main function of the organ of hearing, along with the ability to speak and communicate. There are several types of hearing loss in which the degree of deafness varies from subtle hearing loss up to complete deafness.
Conductive hearing loss
A conductive hearing loss. This inflammation is triggered by the appearance of obstacles in the outer ear or in the ear canal. Most often this type of hearing loss is a result of several diseases.
For example, the formation of cerumen, tumors, or in violation of the integrity of the tympanic membrane and the occurrence of adhesive otitis media or tubootitis.
Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss. At this level of the disease hampered the formation of mechanical vibrations into impulses. The inflammation caused by dysfunction of the hair cells. As a result, the person loses the function of the perception of sounds and noise.
Another symptom of sensorineural hearing loss – a decrease in the pain threshold of sound.
So, at the sound of louder than twenty decibels, the person suffers headache, and ear pain.
Moreover, this type of inflammation can cause long medication and antibiotics.
Many sensorineural hearing loss occurs as a consequence of the pathology.
Mixed hearing loss
The combination of the two previous types is called mixed hearing loss. It develops under the influence of all these factors. In the greater part a mixed hearing loss can not be treated. In this case, the patient is appointed for hearing AIDS.
All types of the disease necessary medical care. It is known that hearing loss can be caused by various reasons:
- Viral and infectious diseases.
- Complications of otitis media.
- The consequences meningite.
- Trauma to the brain.
- Broken ears.
- Pathology of the organism.
- Prolonged use of antibiotics.
The manifestation of any of the reasons mentioned above refer to the experts. In today’s world the patient prescribed effective antibiotics and local treatment.
In the case of ineffectiveness of medications, patients are assigned to the hearing AIDS.
However, there are cases when patients refuse treatment in medical institutions and prefer alternative therapies.
Unfortunately, traditional medicine does not guarantee a complete cure. But there have been cases when herbs and decoctions effectively removed the pain and improve the quality of hearing.
Age-related hearing loss treatment
According to research scientists, to cure hearing loss is possible if therapy is started in time. According to statistics seventy percent of cases subject to positive recovery.
However, this rule only applies to sudden attacks and provided that the person immediately asked for medical assistance.
Hearing loss can occur due to many reasons. If the disease is manifested after otitis media, domestic incidents or as a result of age of positive cases of recovery are recorded only at fifteen percent of the people.
Medical treatment for senile hearing loss in most cases is not effective due to age differences. Therefore, medications are only part of the comprehensive treatment, which includes specific nutrition and physical therapy.
The only effective treatment for of drugs are considered to be nootropic drugs.
These drugs have a stimulating function and positively affect the brain.
This allows to increase the energy potential of the body. In addition, these drugs improve memory.
Today in Russia there are more than sixty pharmaceutical companies, where there are these drugs.
In addition to nootropic drugs in modern medicine used physiotherapy. The course of treatment is made by the attending physician depending on the individual characteristics of the organism.
In any case, medication and therapy should be aimed at the removal of inflammation and restoration of the main functions of the organ of hearing. In the case of perforations of selected drugs to restore the eardrum.
To drug treatment was successful, the patient is assigned to the following physiotherapy:
- hardware impact of ultrasound on the inner layers of the skin of the ear. When phonophoresis tissue subjected to high-frequency vibrations that effectively heal tissue;
- the impact of electromagnetic waves on the affected area with a laser allows to rapidly act on the patient body and improving blood circulation;
- in the case of hearing loss binding method is considered the massage of the tympanic membrane;
- ultrahigh-frequency therapy is also a physiotherapy method of treatment. With this method the affected area is directed electromagnetic field of ultrahigh frequency. This treatment replaces thermotherapy and positively affects the organ of hearing;
- when treatment with physical therapy, it is important to follow the procedures that are designed to improve metabolism and blood microcirculation;
- the ear blowing according to Politzer;
- acupuncture, which is performed when the active massage of the ear points.
It is known that to fully restore hearing in hearing loss possible, but only with surgical treatment. Most often, patients assigned to surgery, which replaced the outdated and diseased cartilage. In addition, replaced the damaged areas and areas that hinder the penetration of sound into the middle ear.
In medical treatment includes ointments and drops that can improve blood circulation and stimulates the regeneration of cells.
So europejskim facilities include such medications as «Glycine», «Vinpocetine» or «Lucetam». They allow you to improve the blood circulation in the brain and positively affect the human condition.
In the case of senile deafness the patient is prescribed vitamins G and V. They aim to improve the nervous system and positively affect the functionality of the organ of hearing.
Also in case of illness can not do without antibiotics «Cefixim», «Suprax» or «Azitroks» and antihistamines «Zyrtec», «Diazolin» or «Suprastin».
When local therapy the patient is prescribed the local ear drops.
Additional treatment will be tailored exercises. Commonly in health-care centres offer entire courses for patients with hearing loss.
Auditory exercises are the individual treatment of hearing loss. The method of such treatment is to igloterapii on the active points. Acupuncture has a positive effect on the organs of sense and has a positive effect on the organ of hearing.
To do acupuncture in medical centers and ambulatory, but only under the supervision of a professional.
In case of ineffectiveness of these methods, the patient is assigned a surgical intervention.
This procedure must be performed under the condition of dysfunction of the ossicles or the destruction of the cells of the ear canal.
During the operation, carried out the prosthesis and replace the tissues in analog.
In case of perforation of the eardrum myringoplasty is performed in which natural drum replace the synthetic region.
In the surgically restored hearing acuity and mobility of the stapes, anvil and hammer.
In the case of senile hearing loss can replace surgery for a hearing aid. Modern hearing AIDS allow for comfortable wear and full socialization. The purchase of a machine should be implemented only after the examinations the doctor and audiometry.
Treatment folk methods
When the running condition of the disease senile hearing loss folk remedies will not give the desired result. However, minor illnesses, some doctors allow treatment alternative medicine. However, it should be comprehensive with drug therapy.
Positive manner to the organ of hearing is influenced by the following components:
- calamus root;
- the roots of the raspberry;
- olive oil;
- tea tree oil;
- the celandine;
- sea buckthorn;
In order to achieve better hearing requires the use of folk medicine is permitted, but only with the permission of the doctor.
Consider a few ancient ways that can help with hearing loss.
Prepare a decoction of tincture of propolis and lemon balm leaves.
To do this, mix one part bottle of honey with one teaspoon of lemon balm.
Further, the liquid must pour three tablespoons of olive oil.
The resulting mixture is necessary to remove in a dark place for two hours. Then enter with turundy in a sore ear for fifteen minutes. Repeat this operation within twenty days.
To prepare the following decoction, you will need the leaves of rosehip, sea buckthorn and cranberries. Mix plants in equal proportions and pour them a glass of vodka. Leave the tincture for two days in a dark and dry place. Then strain the broth and enter into the outer ear three drops four times a day. The course of treatment should be not less than seven days.
In the following recipe liqueurs are propolis, and a decoction of the roots of raspberry.
For making broth you need to mix three teaspoons of the root of the berries in the Cup of hot water.
Then add the resulting mixture of propolis and five drops of tea tree oil. The mixture should be wrapped in a towel and leave on for six days. Then enter in each ear, two drops in two weeks.
Another effective method is a tincture of celandine and chamomile. Mix plants and add a Cup of boiling water. The resulting infusion is necessary to drink in fifty milliliters each time before using food.
The latest method will be the recipe with the onions.
Grind the onions to a pulp and mix it with a couple drops of aloe.
The resulting composition is put on gauze and apply to the ear, tying the bandage tight. Keep the bandage for twenty minutes. After removal, flush the ear with warm water, then wipe with a cotton pad.
In most cases, late presentation for medical care, age-related hearing loss is incurable. However, with timely treatment you will ease the condition and return the sharpness of the sound.
In order to reduce the risk of recurrence of the disease you need to prevent, to follow the diet and to avoid stress.
Also ensure that the ear does not spill water while swimming in pools or ponds and lakes. It is also required to undergo annual examination.