Hearing loss (reversing)

There isn’t much info out on there on the idea of reversing existing hearing loss. The conventional approach is to avoid loud noises and have an adequate nutrition (meaning nutritionally replete in terms of minerals and vitamins), but aside from that, it’s almost all anecdotal.

In recent years, there have been numerous reports of a ”deaf generation”, where teens and young adults are a lot more likely to suffer from hearing loss than previous generations.

It’s not much of a surprise. We’re the first generation(s) to have been exposed to personal audio devices, starting with the Walkman in the 1980s.  Personally I think the single worse thing is listening to music on public transport. The outside noise is so great that the volume needs to be maxed out. Noise-cancelling earbuds are a better choice in this case.

Instead of having earbuds on all day long, it might worthwhile to reduce that exposure to a minimum (i.e. 1-2h daily) There is something soothing about giving your ears a break. Wearing ear muffs or ear plugs while working can be a good idea.

Closing thoughts: Something feels odd about listening to music or anything else through ear/headphones. I’ve spent the better part of my life using headphones and it feels infinitely more ”natural” to listen at a distance, through speakers than directly at the ear canal.

 

A few recommendations: High doses of vitamin C, Vitamin E drops in the ear, a noise vacation and yoga (different postures seem to alleviate inner ear pressure).

Useful links:

This is a nice article with interesting nutrient recommendations. The comment section is particularly noteworthy, with its warnings against antibiotics use. 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/05/nutrients-protect-improve-hearing.aspx

The next one is technically about earache, but I’ve found its recommendations helpful for hearing loss as well:

http://www.doctoryourself.com/earache.html

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