Hearing impairment, also known as hearing loss, can affect anybody at any age. People who have hearing loss have to face many difficulties through their lives. There are some home remedies which can help you to cure the hearing loss. It is recommended to exclude foods such as sugary foods, dairy products and fatty meats because in this way you will get a relief from the hearing loss. There are many causes which can lead to hearing loss such as some genetic diseases, Meniere’s disorder, heart stroke, taking certain drugs and loud sounds. Also there are some genetic behaviors which can irritate hearing loss. Also the squeezed nerves in the upper backbone column or neck can negatively affect the hearing sense. Accumulation of excess fat and mucous in the internal ear can also cause hearing loss. Many people around the world suffer from hearing loss and the number is increasing every year. The most common symptoms of hearing loss include: difficulty in realizing words, difficulty in hearing consonants, drawback from conversations, muffing of speech as well as other sounds, requiring increasing the volume of the radio or TV and regularly asking other people to speak more slowly and loudly. If you have hearing loss, then you must talk with your doctor before you start using some of the mentioned home remedies. You should secure your ears from loud noises.
Home remedies for hearing impairment
Apple cider vinegar: One of the most effective home remedies for the hearing loss and deafness is the apple cider vinegar because it has manganese, magnesium, potassium and zinc. This natural treatment can help to reduce both of the permanent and temporary noise – caused hearing loss . If you want to use the apple cider vinegar as your natural treatment for deafness and hearing loss, then you should take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey in one cup of water. You should drink three cups of this hearing impairment home remedy every day during your 3 main meals. If you notice heartburn, then you should use less of this home remedy.
Gingko biloba extract: When you have weak blood circulation in your brain, then this can result in vertigo tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness, poor concentration, memory problems as well as many other conditions. This home remedy for hearing impairment can be effective in dealing with some related tinnitus and noise caused hearing loss. You should take 60 – 240 mg of gingko biloba extract on a daily basis. [2,3]
Marjoram: This natural cure offers citrus flavor as well as sweet pine. This is very effective home remedy for lowering the blood pressure because it has anti – arteriosclerotic properties. If your hearing loss and deafness is caused by poor circulation in your ear, then this can be your very effective home remedy. If you want to get the best results, then you should add one teaspoon of dry marjoram to one cup of hot water and you should allow it to stand for about five minutes. It is suggested to drink two cups of marjoram tea every day. Also you should remember not to drink this home remedy for more than ten days. 
Natural treatments for hearing impairment
Onion: This is one of the best home remedies for hearing loss and deafness. You should macerate about 300 grams of onion in one liter of water and allow it to stand for at least half a day. If you want to have the best results, then you should drink three glasses of this home remedy on a daily basis. Also you can place onion packs in your affected ear for treating the middle – ear infection in children.
Table salt: Table salt is one of the best home remedies which you can use for hearing loss. If you want to get an instant relief, then you should heat a cup of table salt in microwave or pan for about four minutes. After that, you should spread the salt on a clean cloth and then you should tie the cloth’s edges to make a round leak proof poultice. Then, you should place this cloth on the affected ear for about ten minutes to get good effects. It is recommended to repeat this home treatment as many times as possible per day.
Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D: There was one study in which was said that the Vitamin B12 is important vitamin for our cells and nerves. People who have a Vitamin B12 deficiency are prone to developing hearing loss as well as other hearing problems as there are aging. Foods that are rich in Vitamin D can help in maintaining your hearing ability and it is commonly found in salami, eggs, salmon, tofu and milk. It aids to maintain the bone density ratio which can protect you from the development of some diseases. 
Cajeput oil: This is one of the most effective home remedies for treating hearing loss and deafness. If you want to get the best results of this home remedy, then you should massage front and behind your ears by a few drops of cajeput essential oil to improve your hearing sense.
Beta – carotene and antioxidants: Foods which are rich in antioxidants and beta – carotene are very effective in treating hearing loss and deafness. Foods which are rich in beta – carotene and other carotenoids are green peppers, nectarines, kale, pumpkins, mangoes, peaches, pink grapefruit, spinach, squash, carrots, cantaloupes, beets, broccoli, asparagus, sweet potatoes, apricots, tangerines, watermelons and tomatoes. Foods which are rich with antioxidants are apples, plums, raisins, alfalfa sprouts, red grapes, prunes, onions, beans and eggplants. 
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is one of the best home remedies which you can use to treat hearing loss and deafness. You should take three drops of tea tree oil, two tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of colloidal and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. You should mix all of the mentioned ingredients and then you should heat this mixture. Then, you should place this natural cure on your affected ears. You should let it stay there for about five minutes. You should follow this method for about four times per day for more than two days for the best results. 
Ginger: Ginger is also very effective home remedy for treating hearing loss and deafness. If you want to get quick results, then you should add three slices of fresh ginger and one tablespoon of cinnamon, rosemary, dried oregano, sage and cilantro to four cups of water for more than 15 minutes. Then, you should strain it and drink three cups of this home remedy every day in a period of three weeks.
Mustard oil: This is also a very effective home remedy for hearing loss and deafness. You should place one teaspoon of mustard oil and a single garlic clove and then you should toast it. Place this home remedy on the affected ears so the squeezed oil can drop straight into your troubled ears.
Rosemary and black pepper: Rosemary and black pepper have benefits on our blood circulation. You can try to combine any of the mentioned oils with carrier oil and then you should use it in a head massage. If you do not want to massage these oils on your head, then you can add these oils to a steam inhalation.
Garlic: This is one of the best home remedies which you can use for hearing loss and deafness. When you use this home remedy, then it can improve your low cholesterol, blood sugar levels and blood circulation . You should macerate 400 grams of alcohol and 100 grams of garlic in wine. It is advised to use ½ teaspoon of this home remedy before you go to sleep. Also you can add raw garlic in your salads.
Omega – 3 fatty acids: People who have diet rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids, tend to successfully protect them from losing hearing sense. These healthy fatty acids are found in cold – water fish and fish oil. Doctors are recommending people who have a high risk of developing hearing problems to start taking fish oil capsules to overcome this condition and simultaneously preserve the sense of hearing. Talk with your doctor before you start taking these capsules. 
Vitamin C and Vitamin E: These vitamins are very effective in treating hearing loss . You should consume foods which have Vitamin C such as nectarines, peaches, turnips, kiwis, mangoes, honeydew, kale, grapefruit, papayas, snow peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, cantaloupes, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, berries and broccoli. Also you should consume foods that are rich in Vitamin E such as nuts, turnip greens, mangoes, mustard, carrots, chard, broccoli, pumpkins, red peppers, sunflower seeds and spinach.
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