Adult ear infection
Article by Juliana Dorcas
There are many common causes of hearing loss in adults, some could range from outer ear disease such as ear wax to middle ear disease e,g, ruptured ear drum, middle ear fluid or infection and the inner ear deafness.The result of adult ear infection is that hearing may be reduced and affected people may find it troublesome in their social life.
It is also possible to contract ear infection when someone has flu and blows his/ her nose too hard, it may push mucus into the eustachian tubes may cause infections.
Some everyday symptoms of ear infection may be tuning up volume of TV, speaking loudly or requiring people to speak loudly to them. Sometimes, suffers are withdrawn because of embarassment and rather not be invovled in any social conversations.
There are various treatments available: The Outer and middle ear conditions may be overcome with hearing preservation surgery that includes repair of damaged ear drum, repair of diseased bones and suction fluid in the middle ear .
However,the most difficult to repair is the inner ear disorders as it involves the hearing processor. So if someone loses inner ear hearing, it equates as being useless and only hearing aids could help to amplify the sound.
In some unfortunate cases, ability to hear is badly affected to the extent that a hearing aid may not be good enough to offer decent hearing.
And if that is the situation, we have to overcome the problem with a hearing implant.The cochlear implant is used for people with no hearing ability in both ears. This can happen in severe hearing degeneration or sudden auto-immune disease. A cochlear implant will substitute the original processor so that a new hearing porcessing is in place.
Adult ear infection has 2 categories: Viral and bacterial. However, it is mostly viral due to common illnesses such as colds, sinusitis, or sore throat. Very Seldom, bacteria enters the middle ear through swimming in contaminated water. Treating bacterial infection with antibiotics is not complicated, but viral infections are more tricky to handle.
A myringotomy may be necessary if the adult ear infection is viral. This is a small operation that makes use of a tiny incision in the eardrum to relieve the pressure brought about by the fluid buildup, or to remove the pus.
However, if the ear infection is caused by a swelling of the adenoids, then the adenoids needs to be surgically removed. An adenoidectomy is performed easily without the muchf complications.
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These are some tips to prevent adult ear infection: using a nasal spray such as xylitol to flush out bacteria and other pollutants, or chew gums to relieve pressure in the ears and at the same time shoot a dose of xylitol in the throat and mouth to prevent the movement of bacteria into the nasal passages and the middle ear.
Juliana Dorcas reads up widely on various books and shares her thoughts and her experiences with people, hoping to pass on her knowledge and giving back to society.