Slow Down Age-Related Hearing Loss

Re-Blogged From Headline Health

How many times did your parents tell you to turn down the loud music because you’re going to lose your hearing?

They had a point. Age-related hearing loss affects 25 percent of adults in the U.S. ages 55 to 64.

And more than 350 million people worldwide are expected to have disabling hearing loss by 2030, according to the World Health Organization.

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Oxygen Therapy Can Fix Hearing Loss

By Health Day – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients.

A review of the collected evidence suggests that — added to standard drug therapy — hyperbaric oxygen treatment “is the most beneficial treatment option” for what doctors call “sudden sensorineural hearing loss,” according to a team led by Dr. Tae-Min Rhee. He’s a specialist in hyperbaric medicine at the National Maritime Medical Center in Seoul.