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Hearing problems - client story
Address the deeper 'why' behind hearing loss, tinnitus and blocked ears
My client experienced acute tinnitus, hearing loss and nausea related to his right inner ear for about two weeks. It was getting to the point where he had to stop exercising because he felt dizzy. The loss of hearing and blocked sensation were also frustrating for him. He was waiting and hoping it would naturally pass, but when he came to me the symptoms were worsening.
As it was a recent issue, he was unsure about trying to get a GP appointment. He had been exploring how to manage the symptoms but had a sense there was something deeper going on in his body and wanted to explore this and get to the root cause.
I don't want to hear this!
Most of us know may relate to hearing something hurtful or harsh and wanting to block it out, we may have wished we could unhear it or that we had covered our ears. We may have thought the following:
- I can’t bear hearing this!
- Be quiet! Why are you saying this?
- I can’t believe what I am hearing?!
- His/her voice/words have really stuck with me.
- These words/sounds left my ears ringing!
When we hear something stressful or painful, our body – our ears – can adapt in an attempt to help us cope. Our ears can try to block out sound in various ways to try to protect us from a repeat experience in future.
Words can hurt - my client's root cause
My client’s right ear was trying to block out something he had recently heard. To resolve this issue we needed to go towards the symptoms and listen to what they had to say. As my client tuned into his ear he connected to feelings of hurt and humiliation that were held there. Trusting his body and subconscious mind to guide him to the answers, he drifted back to an event just before the symptoms started. A loved one made a comment that left him feeling deeply hurt and disrespected. At the time he passed the comment off and put it to the side, but his body – or his ear – remembered and adapted to protect him.
Once we knew what was the root cause of his symptoms (his unique ‘why’) we could address this. We worked using evidence-based energy techniques to release the emotions connected with this memory and also stored in his body. Soon after, his ear became hot, which was a sure sign that the tissues in his ear had moved into repair and regeneration to heal and rebalance. They no longer needed to adapt to cope. The emotions connected to the memory had gone.
After this my client realised for himself that he needed to speak up to fully move forward and let go. He made a decision to share his feelings with his loved one. He gained insights about how it was never about him and his sense of being good enough returned.
It was very powerful how he connected the dots to hearing something painful within a recent conversation with a loved one. He was then able to release this root cause and naturally recover in a few days. The following day the ringing in his ear had healed. On day 2 the symptom was completely gone.
"Because of the ridiculous waiting times at the doctors I decided to look online and see if I could find another way to resolve my issue elsewhere. That's when I found Rooted Well Being. I booked a session regarding a blocked ear issue I'd had for a few weeks, it was making me dizzy and nauseated and felt like mild tinnitus (horrible ringing in my ear) and was getting slowly worse. After just one session addressing the root cause (which helped me see my ear was blocking out something difficult I had recently heard). Bev explained the healing process and what to expect over the coming days and sure enough it was completely gone in 2 days. I can't thank you enough Bev."
Symptoms in our ears can be stress related
Pain, discomfort or hearing loss/changes can be incredibly frustrating, especially ringing in our ears at night. Our frustration can be increased when our symptom has no obvious cause. However, often our body is adapting to try to help us cope with stressors.
The symptoms below may be a sign that our ears are trying to block out something difficult we have heard:
- Constant roaring, buzzing, ringing or whistling
- Excessive ear wax
- Hearing loss
- Vertigo, dizziness with nausea or vomiting
- Feeling out of balance
The root cause of chronic ear symptoms
Does your body carry stress and tension? Perhaps in your shoulders or gut? Every tissue in our body is continually listening and adapting to our thoughts and feelings (sometimes more subtly than others!).
If you are experiencing recurring or stubborn ear issues, there is likely to be a deeper cause. There may be something in your life that is leading to subtle changes in your ear. Think of it as a physical coping mechanism.
If we have heard something painful, traumatic or stressful, tinnitus or blockages can develop as a way to muffle and mask sound, to prevent further distress. It could have been an uncomfortable noise, insults, excessive demands, shouting or yelling…
When we explore, identify and address why and when our ear symptoms started, we can help our body to let go of this coping strategy and our hearing can fully recover.
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