Ear ache is generally caused by an ear infection. Inner ear infections (otitis media) can be caused by a virus, while outer ear infections (otitis externa) can be caused by irritation to the ear canal due to a skin condition or from something in the ear such as ear plugs or water. Tinnitus can be caused by: ear cell damage, age-related hearing loss, loud noise, earwax blockage, ear bone changes, conditions such as Meniere’s disease, TMJ disorders, head/neck injuries or a benign tumour on a nerve of the inner ear (acoustic neuroma). Sudden hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noise, an infection, a perforated ear drum, ear wax build-up. Gradual hearing loss can come with old age and may be partly caused by repeated exposure to loud noises and bone growth or a build-up of fluid or skin cells in the ear.
Ear infections can cause symptoms such as hyperthermia, shivers, ear ache, discharge from the ear, hearing loss, feelings of pressure and irritation around the ear, dizziness and vomiting. Tinnitus is characterised by ringing noise in the ears that is not caused by external factors. This can be frustrating for the person and lead to difficulty concentrating and remembering things, trouble sleeping, fatigue, irritability and anxiety and depression. Hearing loss may develop in one or both ears. Those suffering from hearing loss may find that they struggle to understand what other people are saying or that they use very high volume when playing music or watching the TV.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium
Taking pain killers can help to ease any discomfort caused by an ear infection. Antibiotics are sometimes used to treat a bacterial ear infection; these may be administered through the use of tablets or drops. Fungal infections can be treated with anti-fungal ear drops and steroids may help to reduce inflammation. Medication may also be used to relieve symptoms of this condition such as anxiety and depression. It may help to review the medication you are currently taking, since some drugs can contribute towards hearing problems. To avoid infections, water and soap should not be allowed to enter the ear and cotton wool buds shouldn’t be used. Some people find it helpful to use white noise or calming music to detract from the sound of the tinnitus or to wear a hearing aid or hearing implant. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can also be used and include personal hearing loops and TV amplifiers. Drops can help to clear a build-up of ear wax or a doctor can flush it out with water or use micro-suction to vacuum it out. Refraining from turning up the volume of music or the TV too loud and wearing ear protection in loud environments may help reduce the risk of tinnitus or hearing loss.
Experiences and case studies
A study was carried out with 50 tinnitus patients over 5 sessions of bioresonance therapy. 11 of the patients were treated with bioresonance therapy plus 1 or 2 other complimentary treatment methods, while the other 39 participants were treated solely with bioresonance therapy. After the course of treatment, 56% of those involved had experienced an improvement in their condition.