Are you or someone you love suffering from Deafness and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including deafness with our sound therapies.
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
Universal Sound Therapy is in the business to help your body heal and we are so confident that it will work for you that we offer you a 90-day money back guarantee. And if our deafness sound therapy doesn’t help, just return it for a full refund. Try to get that from your doctor or pharmacy.
Our Deafness sound therapy helps by:
- Decreases and minimizes the occurrence of muffling of speech and other sounds and avoidance of some social gatherings
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Deafness
Deafness can be defined as either partial or complete loss of hearing. Patients suffering from the condition may experience anything from mild to complete loss of hearing. The most affected are elderly adults and as a result can lead to social isolation, breakdown of relationships and increase in mental health related problems.
Symptoms of Deafness
The symptoms of deafness include
- Muffling of speech and other sounds
- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd
- Trouble hearing consonants
- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
- Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
- Withdrawal from conversations
- Avoidance of some social settings
Deafness or hearing loss occurs gradually as you age. Approximately 50% of people in the United States older than 65 have some degree of deafness or hearing loss. Aging and constant exposure to loud noises contribute to deafness. There are other factors too such as too much earwax in the ears can produce temporary hearing loss. Most types of hearing loss are irreversible but there are steps you can do to improve your hearing.
Etiology of Deafness
In order to determine what causes deafness it is important that we understand how hearing works. The ear comprises three major areas namely: outer, inner and middle ear. Sound waves travel through the outer ear and cause vibrations at the eardrum. The eardrum and three small bones in the middle ear amplify the vibrations as they travel to the inner ear. The vibrations pass through fluid in a snail-shaped structure in the inner ear or cochlea. In the cochlea there are thousands of tiny hairs that transmit the electrical signals to the brain and the brain in turn converts the signals into sound. Deafness or hearing loss can range from mild to profound and the causes range from injury, disease, genetic factors and ageing. It can also occur at birth known as congenital deafness. The most common cause of acquired deafness is exposure to loud noise and accounts for over one quarter of people affected.
Causes of Deafness are:
Diseases such as
- Varicella virus or chicken pox infection
- Sickle cell disease
- Lyme disease
- Drug induced deafness
- Some forms of cancer
The inner is where some of the most delicate and sensitive bones of the body lie and any damage to the middle ear or eardrum can result to loss of hearing and deafness.
Differentiating between Hearing loss and Deafness
Hearing loss can be defined as a reduced ability to hear sounds in the same way as other people. Deafness happens when the person no longer can understand the speech through hearing even if the sound is increased. Profound deafness refers to complete lack of hearing. A person with this condition is unable to detect any form of sound.
Types of Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss
This refers to vibrations not able to pass through from the outer ear to the inner ear specifically the cochlea and may occur due to a lot of reasons such as:
- Excessive build-up of cerumen or earwax
- Ear infection with inflammation and fluid buildup
- Punctured eardrum
- Malfunction of the ossicles
- Defective eardrum
Also, ear infections can leave scar tissue that can reduce eardrum function. The ossicles can be damaged due to trauma or infection and they can also fuse together resulting in a condition called ankylosis.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
This condition is due to a dysfunction of the cochlea, auditory nerve and or brain damage. The deafness is due to damaged hair cells in the cochlea. As we get older, hair cells lose some function and hearing degrades. Also, long-term exposure to loud noise at high frequency is another reason for the hair cell damage. Unfortunately, damaged hair cells are irreplaceable but research is already under way to grow new hair cells from stem cells. Sensorineural hearing loss happens as a result of a congenital anomaly, inner ear infection or head trauma.
Mixed Hearing Loss
As the name suggests it is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This is due to chronic or long-term infections that damage both the ossicles and the eardrums. Surgical intervention can help restore hearing but is not 100% effective.
4 Levels of Deafness
There are 4 levels of deafness or hearing loss and these are:
- Mild Deafness – The patient can only detect sound between 25 and 29 decibels and may find it hard to understand the words other people say if there is too much background noise.
- Moderate Deafness – The patient can only hear sounds between 40 and 69 decibels. Following a conversation using hearing alone is challenging without using a hearing aid.
- Severe Deafness – The person can only appreciate sounds above 70 to 89 decibels. A severely deaf person needs to lip-read or rely on sign language to communicate even they use a hearing aid.
- Profound Deafness – Anyone who cannot appreciate sounds below 90 decibels is considered to have profound deafness and cannot hear anything at all at any decibel level. Communication is through the following: sign language, lip reading or reading and writing.
- Sound Therapy and Deafness
Sound therapy is an effective alternative treatment method that can help improve deafness. With our sound therapy program your ears and the entire auditory pathway to the brain is gradually rehabilitated and with regular use, the muscles in the inner ear and the auditory pathways to the brain begin to respond positively as they are healed. Sound therapy can help improve hearing loss by exercising the inner ear muscles in order to regain function to focus on sounds and discern conversation from background noise. It strengthens your ears so they are able to perform their function of controlling the ear mechanism to interpret sound into your brain. Our sound therapy program is very easy to implement as you can use them anytime you want at home or just about anywhere. It can help improve the quality of your life.