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How do I improve my severe/profound sensorineural hearing loss naturally without hearing aids?

Has anyone been able to improve their sensorineural hearing loss naturally? I want to hear better without(and with) hearing aids, especially in the high frequencies. What kinds of herbs or medicines can do this? Also what kind of hearing exercises should I do?


once the hair cells are damaged they are damaged. there is no magical-medicinal cure for a sensory/ neural hearing loss.

buck up and get your self some hearing aids. if you have a high frequency loss. make sure they have directional microphones and at the very least 8 channels so the audiologist has greater programming ease.  (+ info)

Can sensorineural hearing loss lead to complete deafness?

I am only 15 and i just found i have Sensorineural hearing loss - they are not sure if it will get worse or not...but if it does could it lead to complete deafness down the road?

It depends on what caused the sensorineural hearing loss. Unless you post more information, you shouldn't believe any yes/no answers people post :)  (+ info)

Anyone who had benefited from the latest technology on sensorineural hearing loss?

Anyone who had benefited from the latest technology on sensorineural hearing loss? Its something about sound vibration which helps people who have Sensorineural hearing loss hear naturally. I heard there was a 26 year old guy from Austria who took the treatment (surgery) and was wondering if I could get in touch with him? Any help on this would be highly appeciated!

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What are the causes of Sensorineural hearing loss?

A couple years ago i went and got this test done that checked for nerve damage in my ears. They found nerve damage in my left ear. My mom notice something was wrong when i was a baby. But they didn't know all of this. I have deafness. It is mild to moderate hearing loss, 40 to 50 db loss. db=decibels.

stress tends to affect your hearing!  (+ info)

I dont understand what is sensorineural hearing loss?

if someone cant pronounce high pitched sounds, is that a sign of sensorineural hearing loss? lets say that the problem is your spinal organ of corti, which organ is defective? and how do you fix it?

Sensorineural hearing loss is a problem with the auditory nerve. Cochlear implants may be helpful.  (+ info)

What chemicals or drugs will cause sensorineural hearing loss?

According to the American Speech - Language - Hearing Assoc., sensorineural hearing loss can be caused by diseases, birth injury, drugs that are toxic to the auditory system, and genetic syndromes. I would like to know what kind of drugs or chemicals can cause sensorineural hearing loss. Thanks for the help.

Antibiotics that end in "mycin/micin" are ototoxic ("toxic to the ear") for starters...erythromycin is commonly given and fortunately not really ototoxic whereas, gentamicin is very toxic. They also affect different parts of the "ear"....gentamicin will affect your sense of balance before it will affect your hearing. Your balance organ (labrynthe) is attached to your hearing organ (cochlea). Levels of these antibiotics *must* be monitored carefully via blood testing for the duration of the administration.
Other drugs common drugs that can affect your hearing are cancer and AIDs medications. Cisplatin is a common chemo drug that destroys your hair cells.
Quinine, asprin etc also can affect your hearing, but these are often reversable once the dosage is stopped.
Chemicals at work can also damage your hearing and can also make you more sensitive to occupational noise damage. Benzene, for example, can be found in many work places and being exposed to it plus noise can perminantely destroy much of your hearing.
Pretty much any chemical that can destroy kidney function...can and does affect hearing function.
The list actually is quite large of known agents...  (+ info)

Why can't people with profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss use cochlear implants?

You have to be deaf in both ears to be able to get one.

it costs too much money.


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where are the health organization who can help 3 years old female presented with sensorineural hearing loss?

3 years old female named heba younes from iraq presented with deafness (sensorineural hearing loss ) sice birth . now there is a cured surgery called cochlear implantation surgery can cure this disease but unffortunatly the operation can not be done in iraq . so we need your help to make this patient heba travel to outside the country to do this operation. thank you

There are approximately 200 centers in the United States that perform cochlear implants. Many of them have policies regarding doing operations for free using devices that are donated by manufacturers. I've listed a few links at the bottom of organizations in the US that work with hearing impaired children who may be able to help. Cochlear implants are also very common in Europe -- Scandanavia, Germany, Austria, and the UK have very well established cochlear implant centers. One of the cochlear implant manufacturer's (Med-el) is based in Austria.

However, you need to understand that the device itself is not a cure for deafness. The first year after implantation requires many, many visits to a trained audiologist to program the device to work appropriately for the child. If you do not have an audiologist in Iraq who can do this, the implant surgery is almost useless. Also, there is special rehabilitation called AVT which should be undertaken to maximize the results with the implant. I doubt under the circumstances that either of these are available in Iraq right now, therefore, it is likely that the family needs to be prepared to spend a year or more in the United States to receive all of the follow-up care that Heba will need. So you understand the expense of what you are seeking, the cost for the surgery, device, and followup for the first year for someone without insurance in the United States can frequently reach $90,000.

Cochlear implants are a miraculous device. I work with children who have them who were born deaf, and many of them have normal speech and language. I wish you luck in obtaining this miracle for Heba. I would start with obtaining a head CT as this is necessary to ensure that Heba can benefit from a cochlear implant -- you would not want to make all the arrangements to come over here only to find that this surgery will not work for her.  (+ info)

What is Sensorineural hearing loss?

I was told by my GP that I have progressive hearing loss,
Is there anything I can do to stop or minimise this hearing loss?

Thank you for your help :)

I don't know anything about it but I did find these for you...not sure if they will help or not though...


http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/532/main.html#TreatmentofSensorineuralHearingLoss  (+ info)

Is there any divine or altenative way to cure sensorineural hearing loss (Mild)?

The Yoga Pranayam (breathing exercises) will help with ear problem.
Build up your timing gradually. If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after 1 minute.

Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose. Duration upto 5 minutes.

Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 12 times

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

Once you are better, continue the pranayam once a day.
Be patient, as the benefits will show over a period of months.Only by doing you will benefit
and feel good because you are helping your body.Those who say I have tried everything....
will be amazed at the result of doing pranayam.  (+ info)

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