Sounds that are too loud, even for a brief time, or when they are both loud and long-lasting can be harmful. These sounds can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).
NIHL can be immediate or it can be noticed after a long time. It may be temporary or permanent, and it can affect one or both ears.
NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a working environment.
Your distance from the sound-source and the duration you are exposed to the sound are also important factors in protecting your hearing. A good rule is to avoid noises that are too loud, too close, or last too long.
The main features are hearing loss and buzzing (tinnitus). The patient describes it as a “stuffy ear”. The hearing loss is usually mild to moderate and concerns the high frequencies in the 4000-6000Hz range. The buzzing (tinnitus) is located normally in one ear and is very intense in the first moments after the loud noise. It may be a temporary phenomenon, but it creates a problem if it becomes permanent.
Very rarely, dizziness may occur as a complication indicating a rupture of the round or oval window of the ear or even greater hearing loss which may be due to a rupture of the tympanic membrane or a subsequent disruption of the auditory ossicles.
If you have been exposed to a very loud noise or explosion, especially when it is accompanied by a reduction in hearing and buzzing you should contact your Otorhinolaryngologist. International guidelines recommend that this visit be done as soon as possible (within 48 hours) because early treatment is extremely important.
Noise Induced Hearing loss Examination.
The otolaryngologist will assess your hearing using otoscopy, tympanometry, sound reflexes and both air and bone conduction audiograms.
Cortisone is the cornerstone for the treatment of NIHL. It is administered orally or intravenously and is often combined with intratympanic administration (to increases the chances of success). Up to five intratympanic cortisone injections spaced 3-5 days apart are usually recommended.
The prognosis is generally good if diagnosed and treated early.
Transcranial Low-Level Laser Therapy (EY-TLLLT) is the direct irradiation of the human brain with highly focused infrared lasers.
Infrared light has the ability to penetrate bones and to bring light energy to the targeted brain areas. Thus, the optimum wavelength for maximum skull penetration is between 805 nm and 830 nm (infrared light). Therefore, studies have shown that the light reaches a depth of 4-5 cm past skull, or 3 cm into brain tissue.
Light energy is then absorbed by different types of cells to trigger a broad range of intra-cellular effects.
Effects of PBM on the Brain
LED therapy is non-invasive, painless and non-thermal.
An overactive immune system may possibly help to explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Scientists studied 55 patients with hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes a similar reaction to a virus.
18 of them had an overactive immune system and developed symptoms similar to those of chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a long-standing illness with extreme fatigue.
Overactive Immune system in chronic Fatigue syndrome
King’s College scientists have selected 55 patients with hepatitis C. The usual treatment for the disease is the interferon-alpha that causes the immune system to cause a severe infection. The researchers measured fatigue and immune markers before, during, and after treatment, monitoring people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
In the 18 patients who developed symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, the researchers found a much stronger immune response to the drug.
These patients also had an overactive immune system prior to initiation of treatment.
For the first time, researchers have shown that people with a tendency for diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome have an overactive immune system before and after a challenge.
Excess weight and fat accumulation is not an asset to boast about.
Excess fat and body weight pose important health risks, especially when the excess fat accumulates around the abdomen, as it reflects the internal image of the body.
Excess belly fat definitely means increased visceral fat. Internal, hidden fat, which is deposited around the vital organs (spleen, pancreas, heart, liver, etc.) and makes breathing and blood circulation more arduous.
In other words for every inch that the waist circumference is larger than the chest circumference 1.5 years from a person’s life expectancy should be subtracted!
In simpler more understandable terms…
Belly fat is responsible for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several cancers. Belly fat indicates the accumulation of toxins in fat cells and the accumulation of toxic heavy metals.
To be healthy, you need to lose excess belly fat right away!
When it comes to exercising to lose excess fat, scientific research has consistently highlighted the effectiveness of high-intensity exercise (HIIT). Add to your daily routine an energetic – brisk walk for at least 60 consecutive minutes and your belly fat will disappear.
To help in your endeavor medical acupuncture will assist in order to obtain results more easily and remain permanent.
Hearing loss often triggers an in escapable buzz (tinnitus) and causes everyday sounds to become intolerably loud (hyperacusis), but exactly where and how this occurs in the brain is unknown.
Your ears detect sounds as vibrations. If you have hyperacusis, your brain confuses or exaggerates certain vibrations. So even if you get the same signals as someone else, your brain reacts differently to them. That’s what causes the discomfort.
As many as 63 percent of tinnitus patients also suffer from hyperacusis.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is known to contain compounds with antiviral properties, although their ability to work against the novel coronavirus has not yet been documented. For example, a patent claims that oleuropein, one of the main phenolic compounds in EVOO, has potent antiviral activities against several types of viruses. In a separate study, oleuropein also “showed significant antiviral activities” against respiratory syncytial virus and para-influenza type 3 virus. Other research has also discussed the antiviral effect of another phenol in EVOO, hydroxytyrosol, on the influenza virus.
Antiviral characteristics of Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive oil may exert beneficial effects on the human health and especially on the immune system, because it contributes to the reduction of typical inflammatory activity observed in patients suffering from autoimmune disorders , but without exacerbating the susceptibility to pathogen agents. This might lead us to believe that extra virgin olive oil is the perfect anti-inflammatory food for the coronavirus era.
Extra virgin olive oil is a valuable component of a healthy diet and lifestyle that can help keep our immune system strong and reduce the inflammation and oxidative stress that lead to a variety of diseases. Studies have shown that Extra virgin olive oil helps prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as other diseases and conditions  that increase individuals’ risk for serious cases of COVID-19. While additional research is required before benefits against coronavirus infection can be ensured.
Improve Tinnitus: Tinnitus sounds are monotonous continuous or intermittent sounds that can go away and come back.
Exercise for longevity
Therapies to Improve Tinnitus
At the EYiasis ENT Center you can improve your tinnitus, the annoying buzzing and the stress and irritation caused by it, with the Acupuncture and endoaural Laser (EY-LLLT) protocol.
Influenza is an acute disease of the respiratory system that occurs every year from autumn and the peak period for influenza in the northern hemisphere extending from November to March. It is caused by viruses and can affect people of all ages.
The incubation period is the time between exposure to the virus and the onset of symptoms of the disease. The incubation period for the flu is from two to four days.
Influenza or Common Cold?
The common cold is a mild infection often caused by a virus, different from those of the flu.
Separating the symptoms of the common cold from those of the flu can sometimes be difficult, but, in general, people with a common cold, runny or stuffy nose are more common symptoms.
While people with the flu:
The application of LLLT works by inducing photobiomodulation in cells which is photochemical reactions, a process also referred to as Biostimulation.
Photobiomodulation in Cells
In photobiology, the central phenomenon is photoreception, i.e. an intracellular process in which specific biomolecules called photoreceptors, absorb photon energy. The mitochondrial respiratory chain is a classic example of a very common biochemical process involving many photoreceptors. Three of the most important photoreceptors or chromophores are cytochrome c oxidase, porphyrins, and flavoproteins.
Thus, light energy (photons) penetrates the tissue where it interacts with chromophores located in cells resulting in photophysical and photochemical changes that lead to alterations at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels of the body.