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Did you know that vertigo and hearing loss are linked? Many people experience bouts of tinnitus that are accompanied by vertigo, and this is often symptomatic of Meniere’s disease, where hearing fluctuates at the same time. Conditions such as labyrinthitis also involve such symptoms, and some people who experience this simply do not know why.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we see clients with many different types of hearing loss, and we work with every person on an individual level to find a solution that works. Vertigo, the feeling of spinning when you are not moving, can be one of the most difficult problems associated with hearing loss, since it often leaves sufferers feeling sick and disorientated. We recommend the following, as part of a unique care plan that will be designed to bring you the maximum benefit for your hearing loss and your lifestyle.
Tips For Hearing Loss And Vertigo:
· Use hearing aids. Hearing aids are designed to improve the hearing experience, but can also be very useful in managing secondary conditions such as tinnitus and vertigo. Wearing your hearing aids at all times is usually the best way to gain relief from these conditions, and you can talk to your audiologist about this.
· Make use of natural methods to manage the symptoms. Certain natural movements can help to reduce symptoms such as vertigo as they alter the pressure in your ears and sinuses. Swallowing can help, or chewing gum, as well as yawning widely.
· Encourage ears to ‘pop’. Vertigo is often caused by a build up of pressure in the ears, and the ‘popping’ sensation that we often experience when we fly or ascend to high altitudes can help. Pinching the nose and trying to blow out down the nostrils can be very helpful in relieving this pressure.
· Take time to rest. As with any illness or problem with your general health, stress has a part to play. A symptom is often a sign that your body needs you to slow down and take the time to recover. Illnesses that affect the sinuses and the pressure in the ears often begin with a heavy cold, so do not be tempted to push on through your pain but allow yourself to rest so that you may prevent further complications from developing.
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Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. If you think you may be developing hearing loss, contact us as soon as possible to book a free hearing test and meet our audiologists.