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You Could See Excitement In His Hearing Recovery


Author: Nancy W.
Date: 01-07-2009
Views: 8,846
Word Count: 460
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 3292-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Connor had ear problems right from the start. At age 2 the audiologist stated he had about a 40% loss of hearing in both ears. Dietary needs were looked into as soon as he was on foods. No dairy - no juices, rice milk as a substitute.

Connor's problems persisted and ear shunts were inserted - again and again. By age 6 Conor seemed almost deaf in one ear and had serious speech problems resulting from his lack of hearing. The audiologist stated there was almost no hearing in the right ear.

Slightly before his 7th birthday in April he ran screaming to mom and they went swiftly to the doctor. Both ears were punctured and the audiologist told Erin, his mom, he was almost completely deaf in the right ear. The left ear still had a loss of 40% hearing. The shunts had fallen out. The physician mentioned surgery and Erin and Conor were despondent. The surgery wouldn't correct the problems, it would reinforce permanent damage had occurred.

Connor's mom Erin called me (she was my secretary for 6 years) and she and Conor came to me that day. I decided to give Conor a 5/8 dram bottle of Peppermint Oil and told him "start smelling it and carry it around with you and smell it as often as you can." I applied Helichrysum first to his mastoid bones (behind ears) and the entire back of neck from the base of the skull, then Oregano and Thyme mixed with V-6 Mixing Oil. Conor weighing in at 70 lbs so we added half of an ounce a day of NingXia Red juice.

Conor reluctantly smelled the Peppermint oil. By the third day, he was carrying it around while being very physically active. His mom worried he would drop it, he just smiled and told her he was fine, the oil felt good.

Two weeks later the physician was baffled and stated "his eardrums are closed!" It takes 3 months for punctured eardrums to close, and for some, never. The audiologist claimed Connor now had an increase of 20% regained hearing in both ears. Cochlear implant surgery was suggested for 4 months later.

At the beginning of September Conor turned to his mom and said, "I don't need it anymore, I can hear fine." Mom thought he was just being difficult and tired of the once a day ritual that took 2 minutes.

September 21st Erin called late at night. The best late night call I've ever received.

"Conor was re-evaluated today. After the audiologist saw him, the physician said, "He's normal."

I thought he meant normal for Conor.

"No you don't understand, I mean 100% hearing in both ears."

That was 5 years ago and Connor has never had a hearing problem since.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cochlea, deafness, ear drum, infection, otitis media.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hearing-loss-(presbycusis),ear-infection,ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: hearing-loss-(presbycusis),ears — "[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.Associated topics: hearing-loss-(presbycusis),ear-infection,ears — "[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.Associated topics: ears — "Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."Link

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