Human ears are very sensitive and can distinguish different sounds, from the whisper of the breeze in the trees to the roar of the plane when it takes off. Some people are getting tangled by tinnitus when they are old, and how to treat them can’t be improved completely, so they have to “vomit, vomit and get used to it”. But if the child’s hearing is damaged due to some small problems that they don’t pay attention to, but the parents find out later, what can we do? Look at the expert tips!
There are many reasons for hearing loss
Grinding or biting teeth will cause pressure on muscles in relevant parts, which may inflame them, and make people more likely to suffer from a disease called temporomandibular syndrome, resulting in difficulty in opening mouth or severe headache, especially migraine, earache or tinnitus, and short-term temporary damage to hearing. The solution is to use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for a short period of time, or to sleep with a daycare to separate the upper and lower teeth.
The common cold may cause conductive deafness – because phlegm blocks the eustachian tube that connects the back of the nose and the middle of the ear, and children’s eustachian tube is narrower and easier to block.
Mumps, shingles, and simple cold or flu viruses can damage the inner ear environment and cause permanent deafness. If the mother had mumps during pregnancy, the virus could have an effect on the fetus. In the past, doctors had patients take steroids orally. Recently, the idea of doctors is to inject steroids directly into eardrums.
3 benign cyst
The blockage of the auditory canal caused by benign cyst can make the sound not transmitted to the eardrum and cause hearing loss. Acoustic neuroma is a rare brain nerve growth that controls balance and hearing. It can cause hearing loss. Generally, one ear cannot hear. The symptoms of hearing loss may appear gradually, some accompanied by dizziness, tinnitus, half face numbness, etc., and some may have headache or unclear vision. This condition usually requires surgery and may also require radiotherapy.
New evidence suggests that obesity is linked to hearing loss. According to a research report published in laryngoscope, a professional journal of Otolaryngology sponsored by the American laryngology Association, obese adolescents are more likely to suffer from hearing loss than their normal weight peers, and the hearing loss of low-frequency sound (such as trombone) may be twice that of their peers. There is a theory that this is because of the inflammation caused by obesity.
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Chris Pollak, a professor of Audiology at University of Manchester, said, “the degree of hearing loss is positively related to the time and intensity of your hearing. Hearing loss is not easy to detect at first, “if you have a sudden tinnitus after noise, it may be hair cell damage. If it is a short-term contact noise, the hair cells will recover from the damage. If repeated contact, it may cause cell death and permanent damage. ”
Don’t take out earwax, just soften it with olive oil
Don’t take out earwax at will
All mammals have earwax, which prevents bacteria, fungi and water from entering the ear. Earwax is produced by the sebaceous glands and liver glands in the outer part of the ear canal and also absorbs the scurf from the inner part of the ear canal. Pierce Dawes, a lecturer in audiology at University of Manchester, said, “earwax is natural. It should be allowed to flow freely. The habit of using ear swabs to extract earwax is not good, it is easy to hurt the eardrum and may cause infection.”
Some people grow older and have more earwax; if the eardrum is perforated, more earwax will be produced, which will block the middle part of the ear canal; often wearing earplugs will cause too much earwax, which will prevent the earwax from flowing out automatically. Tinnitus can be caused by the pressure of earwax on the eardrum. Because the hair cells of the cochlea are damaged by the continuous impact of sound waves, the brain amplifies the signals from the outside world.
To safely remove earwax, Dawes recommends dropping a few drops of olive oil into the ear each month, softening the earwax and sticking it out with a cotton swab. Ear drops that soften earwax can also be used, but they often contain hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, sometimes with preservatives that irritate the skin. If unsure, ask your doctor before using.
When many children go swimming, parents should pay attention to protecting their children’s ears. For example, they should put earplugs on their children’s ears. After swimming, they should use cotton swabs to dry the water in the ear canal to avoid inflammation caused by water entering the ear canal, which is known as external otitis. Inflammation of the ear can lead to a build-up of pus, which is usually temporary, but pain is inevitable. Viral infections often end in a few days, but if symptoms persist, you will have a fever or pain, and you have to see a doctor.
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