The Causes of Deafnessby PR Sarkar
At the initial stage the patient hears a buzzing sound in the ears, and gradually all other sounds become indistinct to him.
Deafness is not a disease by itself, unless it is congenital. It is an after-effect or reaction to some other ailment. Therefore one may find innumerable reasons behind deafness.
- Excessive use of quinine or similar poisonous medicines for a long time reduces the power of hearing.
- Due to lack of nutritious food, the auditory nerves of many persons of middle or old age weaken, and as a result they suffer from deafness.
- Too much use of intoxicants increases acidity of blood, due to which hearing power is reduced.
- Persons in whom kapha is the dominant principal sometimes suffer from excess accumulation of kapha in their system, which causes obstruction to the organs of hearing, and as a result deafness occurs.
- The power of hearing is sadly reduced due to excessive seminal loss, and permanent deafness results.
- Those who are in the habit of taking snuff or who blow their noses forcibly often obstruct the natural function of their auditory nerves and invite deafness.
- A disturbance in the váyu or kapha obstructs the normal functioning of the auditory nerve-fibres and creates deafness.
- Swelling of the inner ear or accumulation of pus inside the ear may cause deafness. Treatment, diet, and dos and don’ts= By treating the disease that the deafness originates from gradually, the deafness will be cured.