Hearing loss is a condition that is marked by loosing ability to hear sound properly. The degree of hearing loss could be mild or severe. It could be happen suddenly by some reason, but it is usually develops gradually for years. The hearing loss disorder is somewhat a common disorder. It happen to around 16% of population.
Although could be lead to serious condition, unfortunately many people still neglecting the symptoms of hearing loss. They think that as long as they still can hear some sound, then they think that their hearing ability is still fine. At the early stage of hearing of hearing loss, people can not hear high-pitched sounds properly. Other symptoms of this disorder including Trouble understanding phone conversations, Trouble hearing above background noise, Perception that people are not speaking clearly or mumbling, and Often having to ask people to repeat themselves.
There are many cause of hearing loss, which are malformation of ear structure, fluid in the middle ear, ear infection, allergies, benign tumors, hearing music using headset, impacted earwax, and Otosclerosis.
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Acupuncture Treatment For Hearing Loss
In treating the disorder of hearing loss, the acupuncture treatment practise will aim some acupoints, usually acupoints near ear. One of acupuncture method called ear acupuncture could also be used. By treating the acupoints near ear, hopefully any qi or energy blocked could be removed that will result in better hearing function. But because chinese acupuncture medical practise see the body as a whole, therefore treating the disorder of hearing loss may not only aiming the acupoints near the ear. It also can combined any other acupoints that are believed relating or having contributing factor.
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