Antibiotics And Steroids Caused Hearing Loss At 35
Author: Mollie M.
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Testimonial ID: 10348-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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When I had a severe sinus infection, the 5-day antibiotic pack and steroid shot left me with hearing loss and damage to my ears.
After the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor wanted to fit me for hearing aids at the age of 35, I asked if I could wait a few weeks and try natural remedies.
I used Ledum, Helichrysum, and Melrose essential oils behind my ears and down my neck for two weeks. I was careful to place the oils not directly in my ear but on the outer part of my ear and right at the ear canal opening. I also removed all dairy from my diet.
Within two weeks I returned to the ENT and passed the hearing test better than ever before. I did not require hearing aids! The holes in my eardrums had even healed from former visits long before the visit two weeks ago.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: otolaryngologist, eardrum, drum, drums, auditory, cochlear, deaf, deafness, earbud, earbuds.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."||Link|
|2.||"[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere's disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere's disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."||Link|
|3.||"[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."||Link|
|4.||"Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."||Link|
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