Quick Action Plan for Hearing Disorders

  1. Clean your ears regularly, using cotton swabs, but do so gently to avoid damaging ear tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to loud noises. If you work in a noisy environment, wear earplugs or earmuffs to protect your ears.
  • Be screened for both food and environmental allergies. A highly effective method for detecting allergies is electrodermal screening (EDS).
  • To eliminate allergies, consider enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EPD).
  • Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, organic vegetables, along with garlic and onions to boost immunity. Also eat high quality protein foods, such as organic free-range meats, poultry and wild-caught fish.
  • Avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive, and eliminate all commercially processed foods, as well as sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and caffeine, and all food additives, colorings, and preservatives.
  • Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.
  • For hearing problems related to structural imbalances in the skull, craniosacral therapy can be highly effective, particularly for otitis media.
  • Useful nutrients for hearing problems include vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, MSM, and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). Acidophilus supplements are also recommended to prevent infection and systemic yeast overgrowth (candiasis).
  • Useful herbs include Echinacea, ginkgo biloba, goldenseal, hypericum, and St. John’s wort. Drops of tea tree oil and diluted grapeseed extracts inserted in the ear via an eye dropper can also be helpful.
  • Useful homeopathic remedies include Aconite, Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Ferrum, phos., Lycopodium, Merc. Sol., Pulsatilla, and Silicea.
  • Useful homeopathic remedies include Aconite, Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Ferrum, phos., Lycopodium, Merc. Sol., Pulsatilla, and Silicea.
  • To help protect infants from developing hearing problems related to infections and allergies, breastfeeding for at least their first six months of life is recommended.
  • According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, most hearing disorders are related to imbalances in the kidney meridian system. Rebalancing kidney energies using acupuncture and Chinese herbs can often resolve hearing problems.
  • Auditory integration training, such as the Tomatis Method, can be highly effective for resolving hearing problems related to hypersensitivity to high frequency sounds.