Ear Support Remedy
The ear has three main parts: the outer ear (including the external auditory canal), middle ear, and inner ear. The outer ear (the part you can see) opens into the ear canal. The eardrum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The three small bones that help amplify and transfer sound to the inner ear are the ossicles, the incus, and the stapes (also referred to as the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup). The inner ear contains the cochlea which changes sound into neurological signals and the auditory (hearing) nerve, which takes sound to the brain. Technically, sound is just a vibration, but your brain learns to interpret it into a recognizable format you decipher as speech, a song, a bird, etc.
The electrical stability of the cochlea depends upon the presence of minerals such as magnesium and calcium, and on a correct balance of necessary enzymes, fatty acids and amino acids. The tiny hair like cells called cilia are the final stage of sound transmission before the charge is sent to the auditory nerve. Slight disturbances in the equilibrium of enzymes can lead to the death of some of the cilia.
The ear is often referred to as the most energy hungry organ of the body. All parts of the ear require high quantities of nutrients to function properly and to avoid degenerative problems such as hearing loss or tinnitus. Only if the right elements and enzymes are present can the nerves successfully fire the precise signals at millisecond intervals required to accurately transmit sound.
The delicate balance of this system can be upset by insufficient oxygen due to poor circulation in the inner ear, a deficiency in the trace minerals essential for enzyme activity, a toxic overload being carried by the body or excessive free radical activity.
- The ears contain the smallest bones in the body.
- Sound travels at the speed of 1,130 feet per second, or 770 miles per hour.
- Sitting in front of the speakers at a rock concert can expose you to 120 decibels, which will begin to damage hearing in only 7 1/2 minutes.
Health Conditions(omitting genetic disorders)
- Earache (pain in the ear) can have many causes.
- Otitis media (middle ear inflammation) is inflammation or infection of the middle ear (behind the eardrum).
- Swimmer's ear (Otitis externa) is inflammation or infection of the outer ear (pinna and ear canal). Chronic otitis is often a skin condition (dermatitis).
- Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, just behind the ear.
- Meniere's disease is a condition in which the inner ear on one side malfunctions. Vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and pain are common symptoms.
- Tinnitus is ringing in one or both ears.
- Cerumen (ear wax) impaction can block the ear canal and adhere to the eardrum.
- Ruptured eardrum: Very loud noises, sudden changes in air pressure, or foreign objects can tear the eardrum.
- Acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous tumor that grows on the nerve traveling from the ear to the brain.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disruption of function in the inner ear, causing episodes of vertigo.
- Cholesteatoma is the buildup of fibrous tissue within the middle ear and surrounding bones. Often there is a foul smelling discharge associated with hearing loss.
Suggestions To Strengthen
- Be careful not to blast your inner ear with music.
- Protect your ears from loud noises.
- Avoid using ear phones / ear buds.
- Don't dig deeply when cleaning your ears.
- Cover ears from extreme cold.
- Avoid ear piercings if possible.
- The ear tends to reflect the health of the Kidneys, so continual issues probably indicates you need to support the Kidney.