Many people suffer from hearing loss and unfortunately more are developing it everyday. There are conventional methods of treatment but are there alternatives that have proven to work? Noise induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of deafness that people are developing. This is mainly due to working environments or listening to music at too high a volume. You have to be protected from noise at work or your employer is breaking the law. Although you would be eligible to claim hearing loss compensation, you would much rather prevent hearing loss from happening in the first place.
There have been studies that look at the impact of common vitamins and minerals on people exposed to noise. Noise induced hearing loss occurs when people are subjected to sounds of over 85dB. The inner ear hairs are damaged and thus less sound can be picked up. Substances know as free radicals form due to noise but these can be cleaned away by taking Vitamins A, C and E, thus helping prevent hearing loss. Another measure to help prevent industrial deafness is the use of Magnesium as it assists preserving blood flow to the inner ear. Although these minerals can assist people who are regularly exposed to noise, it can should not replace conventional hearing protection.
Natural alternatives help in three ways to prevent and or treat hearing loss;
* Clean your ear. A large proportion of deafness is caused by blockages in the ear and some remedies assist in cleaning and clearing these. Using ear buds are not effective in cleaning the ear and can cause hearing loss themselves. There are many claims of perforating eardrums by poorly using buds. The use of these alternatives assist in removing elements such as ear wax, safely.
* Improve circulation. Substances such as Marjoram and Garlic help with circulation, which is a major cause of hearing loss. Properties like hypotensive and anti-arteriosclerotic can improve blood flow to the ear and thus ease hearing loss.
* Clear infection. Hearing loss can be caused by infection in various ways. If someone has an inner ear infection they may build up fluid that will block and possibly damage the inner ear. Infections such as mumps, measles and meningitis all have the capacity to cause levels of deafness. Natural remedies that clear infection will ease any loss as it is usually only temporary.
Anyone who works with noise, has a history of hearing loss in the family, listens to loud music or is simply worried about hearing loss should follow the tips above. The vitamins and minerals should be part of a balanced diet and will have other health benefits. The saying 'prevention is better than cure' is true and these simple measure could significantly improve your way of life in your old age.
By Chris Evans of Atrium Legal. Atrium run a blog that gives workers information and guidance to help avoid their job from causing them health issues. They also give legal advice including assistance in making hearing loss claims for compensation when an employer hasn't provided protection from noise.