Is it possible to improve your hearing?

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  1. TheKatsMeow profile image87
    TheKatsMeowposted 5 years ago

    Is it possible to improve your hearing?

  2. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    KatsMeow.....If a hearing loss is the result of injury, disease or aging, it is highly unlikely it can be improved, without the help of hearing apparatus.   There are some natural supplements that have been known to muffle the problem of "ringing in the ear."
    If the hearing loss is temporary, due to active, low-grade infection and/or obstruction (which can be the case, without realizing it)  it's most important to have your PCP refer you to an ENT specialist, for a thorough exam and some testing.  Being proactive here, before hearing loss results.
    As a final note, I will just say, that although actual "hearing loss" can very rarely be improved......"LISTENING SKILLS," can help.  Ideally, the environment should be free from background noises.  By relaxing and focusing on the speaker, while watching body language and mouth movement, you will catch much more of any conversation.    Good luck!

    1. Insane Mundane profile image61
      Insane Mundaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to hear about these natural supplements that actually "muffle" ringing of the ears, as my dad has had that most of his life.  Tinnitus is not known to have a cure or an effective treatment, the last I heard - other than scams/gimmicks.

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Insane Mundane:  If  tinnitus is NOT the result of Meniere's Disease,...your Dad may find some relief with a daily dose of these supplements, taken together, at bedtime: 30mg CoEnzyme Q10,
      10mg. Manganese & 90mg Potassium.  wishing good health!

    3. Insane Mundane profile image61
      Insane Mundaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think it was caused by fireworks and loud guns being shot off near his ears at an early age, but I'll check on that, nonetheless.

    4. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This issue is so common.  I have a good friend who has suffered with tinnitus since he came home from Viet Nam.......ARTILLERY.  He has found some relief with those supplements....it's worth a try.  Nuff said.

  3. Ruchi Urvashi profile image71
    Ruchi Urvashiposted 5 years ago

    There is an ancient remedy, called Urine Therapy. It is quite powerful and it can even improve hearing. It was widely used in Europe, India and other parts of world.

    1. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My goodness! But it sure sounds like music to diabetics like me.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is a complete fallacy. There is no scientific evidence that this works.

    3. TheKatsMeow profile image87
      TheKatsMeowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If urine therapy is what I think it means, I don't think it's going to catch on in North America.

  4. Savio Dawson profile image92
    Savio Dawsonposted 5 years ago

    Hi TheKatsMeow,

    There is one way of improving hearing and it is called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Basically, what this intervention says is that all physical manifestation of illness are due to emotional disturbance, which over a period of time becomes an ailment. EFT has also cured cancer, phobias, pains and many other ailments, and I am an avid user of the method. It is very easy to use, and you can read more about it from the following hub written by Rajan Jolly. Take a look:

    http://rajanjolly.hubpages.com/hub/Emot … -Technique

    The official website is:

    http://eftuniverse.com/

    There is also a free downloadable pdf document explaining EFT at the site. The methodology works and I vouch for it. Try it.

  5. skgrao profile image70
    skgraoposted 5 years ago

    Bramara Pranayama & other Yogas will help you please contact:-

    www.patanjaliyogpeth.com

  6. WalterPoon profile image80
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    TheKatsMeow, that's a very general question. Improve whose hearing? As fpherj48 says, "If a hearing loss is the result of injury, disease or aging, it is highly unlikely it can be improved, without the help of hearing apparatus". For me, I always dig my ears, when my hearing deteriorates. It works every time!

    1. TheKatsMeow profile image87
      TheKatsMeowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I meant it as a very generally query, and not necessarily for someone that has suffered hearing loss.

  7. profile image75
    in4mativeposted 5 years ago

    Ignoring all artificial or medical solutions I suggest various holistic remedies, eg. yoga might work. I believe these work basically on the principle that the body can heal itself.

    1. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In4mative, but not if you have a pinhole in your ear drum, right?

    2. profile image75
      in4mativeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Walterpoon, you might be interested to check this link to an NHS UK site.
      http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Perforated … ction.aspx

    3. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi in4mative, thank you for your link. I'll check it out and come out with a hub, LOL.

  8. StarleeMartin profile image57
    StarleeMartinposted 5 years ago

    I wish there were a way I could answer this question. If there is a way to improve hearing, I'd love to know about it. Suffering from Meniere's Disease all my life, I've been dealing with hearing loss as long as I can remember. As a child, I was fitted for hearing aids but the doctor said I had so much fluid in both ears that the hearing aids would short out. I've also suffered ten ruptured ear drums and thousands of infections. I've had five tubal surgeries, all to which damaged my hearing even more. I've researched the treatments for what I have and all leave me completely deaf in both ears. So I was faced with a decision: either lose my hearing now or suffer the problems of Meniere's and still have what's left of my dwindling hearing. The treatments, to me, were way too extreme and no matter what route I chose, I will ultimately lose my hearing. If there's a way to improve my hearing, I would be more than delighted to know about it. I just can't imagine my life without hearing music or the laughter of the people I love to make laugh. As a child, hearing that there's no true way to fix this problem is a pretty big deal and an awful lot for a four year old to truly grip. During my life, I've learned to read lips and always focus on one voice at a time, as difficult as it is. Hopefully, with the technology we have, in the future there will be no such thing as going deaf or blind. I only hope to see this miracle in my lifetime.

  9. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    It really depends on one's situation and to the extent that the hearing is damaged.

  10. Sue Bailey profile image81
    Sue Baileyposted 5 years ago

    Hearing loss can sometimes be caused by an underactive thyroid gland.  Once that is rectified by Thyroxine supplements or natural desiccated thyroid  the hearing should return to normal.  Having the ears syringed to clear the wax can also help to improve hearing.

  11. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I believe it is unlikely if you have been exposed to loud music or sound. Once our ears are damaged, it will be hard to repair. Only solution will be using hearing aid that enhance the sound of hearing.

  12. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
    AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years ago

    Yoga helps, try meditation too.
    I know some people who have improved their hearing with yoga and practicing regular meditation.

 
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