Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally? Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears; and even vertigo maybe remedied by simple physical positions or “maneuvers”.
Hearing is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations and changing pressure through the ear. The inner and outer hair cells of the ear are very important and if damaged, hearing loss can occur. According to the NeuroScience Department at the U of WI, “When you are exposed to loud music or noise, it is your hair cells which are damaged. Hearing loss occurs because loud sounds are really just large pressure waves (like when you stand next to a subwoofer and can “feel” the bass). These large pressure waves bend the stereocilia too far, sometimes to the point where they are damaged. This kills the hair cell.”
The regular use of aspirin, NSAIDs or acetaminophen can also increase the risk of hearing loss, as mentioned in this study; other drugs such as morphine can also induce hearing damage as cited in this study.
There are four stages to hearing loss: mild, moderate, severe and profound and hearing can be measured by your doctor using an audiometer.
What’s exciting to know is that research supports that with the right nutrients, we can restore damaged hair cells, repair noise-induced hearing loss, increase circulation to our ears, improve auditory nerve function, and even silence ringing and buzzing in the ears.