Tips and Natural Plants to Prevent Deafness

· September 7, 2018
The loss of our most important senses is very uncomfortable. The ears are one of the most sensitive, so we must take care of them and life a healthy lifestyle to prevent deafness. 

Deafness is characterized by the total or partial loss of hearing. Hearing loss occurs when it decrease, but you can still hear something, while deafness occurs when no sound is perceived. 

In this article, we’ll talk about this condition and teach you some home remedies to help treat and prevent deafness symptoms.

Prevent Deafness

Causes

Deafness has many causes. Some are curable and others are not. Here, we will present the most common, with some considerations about the respective severity.

  • Foreign bodies in the ear canal: water, earwax. Usually, this heals easily.
  • Fluid in the middle ear due to an acute illness (pus). This is curable if you do not neglect it for too much time.
  • Lack of air in the middle ear due to a blockage of the Eustachian tubes due to adenoid, cold or catarrh. If this is not corrected, the eardrum will sink inwards. Fortunately, it is curable.
  • Arteriosclerosis of the blood vessels of the inner ear, which produces necrosis or death of the nerve endings.
  • Inflammation of the eighth nerve or acute neuritis.
  • Destruction of the nerve by poison, such as quinine.
  • Rupture of the eardrum leaves a permanent perforation. The deafness may only be partial.
  • Catarrh, sick tonsils, adenoids, repeated colds, sore throat and obstructions in the nasal passages.

As soon as you realize that you have hearing problems, your should consult a doctor, preferably a specialist. They will take care of examining you carefully.

Symptoms

The symptoms suggestive of deafness can be easily verified and without much difficulty. Among these, we find:

  • The need to concentrate too much to listen to what other people say or to ask these to repeat what they have said.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • We hear others as if they were whispering.
  • Itching due to the presence of some liquid.
  • Also, in the most severe cases, strong pains may occur. This is mainly associated with the rupture of the nerve endings.

When there is a sudden deafness, the person notices because they begin to have gaps between what they hear. In children, the signs of suspected congenital deafness are:

  • Difficulty learning to speak
  • Learning problems
  • Changes in their behavior

Complications

Difficulty Hearing

This is a problem that can have a very significant effect on a person’s quality of life. The most commonly reported problems among adults due to deafness are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling that other people are angry

It’s very common that most of those who are affected by hearing loss or deafness live with these difficulties for years before seeking treatment. Some never seek help, which can cause problems for those with whom they live at home or work.

Tips

  • It’s advisable to avoid very loud noises. Music should not be listened to more than 110 decibels, since early hearing loss can occur.
  • No foreign objects or substances should be introduced, as these can push the wax inward and damage the eardrum.
  • Clean only the outer part of the ear with a piece of gauze or towel. Do not introduce your fingers for cleaning or scratching.
  • Great care must be taken when practicing contact sports, as they can cause trauma to the ear area and cause problems.
  • In case of continuous exposure to noise, you should use hearing protectors.

Natural plants to help prevent deafness

Marjoram

This plant is recommended to treat hearing loss. Because of its hypotensive and antiarteriosclerotic properties, it can help the person suffering from the disease since it regulates blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of marjoram (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)  

Preparation

  • In a pan, put the water on to boil.
  • When it reaches a boil, add the marjoram, cover, and leave for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • It is recommended to drink two cups daily.

Onions

Onions

Because of their infinity of properties, onions are great for your blood, prevent the formation of clots, are antibiotic, and are analgesic.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 4 cups of water (1 liter)

Preparation

  • Grind the onion and place it in a bowl.
  • Add the water.
  • Leave to sit for 12 hours before consuming, so that it is well concentrated.
  • Drink three times a day.

Garlic

Garlic Cloves

Garlic has excellent properties as an antibiotics and anti-inflammatory, which will be of great help for this type of situation.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15 ml)

Preparation

  • Grind the garlic well until you get a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic.
  • Press with a spoon to release the extracts.
  • With a dropper, place three drops in each ear.
  • You can repeat the application several times a week.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba

Due to its properties, this amazing plant improves the flow of blood, increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain. It’s ideal to keep your ears healthy and free of discomfort.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ginkgo biloba (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • In a pan, boil the water. When it’s ready, add the tablespoon of ginkgo biloba.
  • Cover and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • It is recommended to drink one cup per day.

Discomfort in the ears, or lack of hearing, usually occurs during old age, but there are many factors that lead to it. That’s why we must take care of our vital senses in order to lead a more comfortable life.

If you already experience deafness, these natural remedies will be very helpful. However, if your case is very serious, it’s best to go to a specialist immediately.