Hyperbaric Oxygenation Return You a “Hearing” World!

Time : April 19,2024

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Although ear is a small organ, it is an important information receiver for the body. In recent years, the incidence of sudden deafness has increased year by year and become younger. Domestic and foreign experts agree that in addition to drug therapy, sudden deafness patients should also undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy as soon as possible. A large number of clinical practices have proved that the efficiency and cure rate have been significantly improved through the comprehensive treatment of hyperbaric oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote aerobic metabolism, improve the inner ear circulation, accelerate the repair of cochlear and vestibular nerve function, but also can shorten the course of disease, reduce drug side effects, is recognized as one of the most effective treatment methods of sudden deafness. It is suggested that patients should not miss the opportunity of early treatment of hyperbaric oxygen. Even if the course of the disease is longer, they should not give up hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and do not miss the important treatment of hearing rehabilitation.

Hyperbaric oxygenation, Return you a “hearing” world!

It seems that hard of hearing should be the exclusive problem of the elderly, but more and more young people are also suffering from deafness, and the phenomenon of “being deaf before getting old” tends to be younger.

Ms.Wang, 31 years old, is a sales worker, who has no special medical history in the past. After recent frequent business trips, she could not hear the sound in her right ear, accompanied by buzzing. She went to the hospital for examination and diagnosis of “sudden deafness in her right ear”.

21-year-old college student Li, after staying up late to prepare for the postgraduate entrance examination for several days, sudden feeling double ears like stuffed things, stuffy discomfort, accompanied by dizziness and nausea, to the hospital for examination, diagnosed as “double ear sudden deafness”.

Xiao Zhang, a 14-year-old junior high school student, an online game enthusiast, suddenly felt that he was wearing his headphones. After confirming that it was not a problem, he rushed to the hospital and was finally diagnosed as “sudden deafness”.

There are many such cases in the outpatient department, the sudden “can not hear the sound”, is invading more and more “after 00 s”.

What is sudden deafness?

Sudden deafness is a sudden occurrence of sensorineural deafness of unknown etiology, mainly manifested by the sudden occurrence of single or binaural hearing loss or loss, often accompanied by vertigo, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus and other symptoms. Usually, the otolaryngology department will conduct electronic audiometry and acoustic impedance examination to further clarify the diagnosis.
What causes the sudden deafness?
The exact pathogenesis of sudden deafness has not been studied. The current study is considered to be associated with multiple factors:
Blood supply disorder to the internal ear
virus infections
metabolic disorder
immunological factors
Inner ear pressure mutation, etc
Among them, the internal ear blood tracking disorder and viral infection are more recognized. The specific mechanism may be vascular factors or viral infection leading to insufficient blood supply to the auditory artery in the inner ear, which then leads to the decline of cochlear hair cell function in the inner ear and ischemia and local tissue hypoxia in the inner ear.
How to treat sudden deafness?
The medical treatment of sudden deafness is mainly for vascular expansion, anticoagulation, descending fiber, neuronutrition, glucocorticoids and antiviral drugs, as well as special treatments such as indoor tympanic hormone injection, acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen and so on. Among them, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the most effective method of comprehensive treatment means other than drug therapy, and a large number of clinical studies have proved that the curative effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of sudden deafness is remarkable.
Application principle of hyperbaric oxygen in sudden deafness
The content of the former public account has introduced the treatment principle of hyperbaric oxygen in detail. Simply speaking, hyperbaric oxygen therapy refers to the treatment of inhaling pure oxygen inhalation in an environment higher than an atmospheric pressure. All hypoxia, ischemic disease, or due to hypoxia, ischemia caused by a series of diseases, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can achieve a good curative effect.
When hyperbaric oxygen is applied to the treatment of sudden deafness:
It can rapidly increase the blood oxygen content of the human body, improve the oxygen partial pressure, improve the oxygen partial pressure of the inner ear lymph fluid, and quickly improve the hypoxia condition of the inner ear tissue.
Can improve the capillary endothelial permeability, reduce exudation, and improve the edema caused by hypoxia in the inner ear.
Hyperbaric oxygen has a dilation effect on the vessels of vertebral-basilar artery, the latter is the main blood vessel of the inner ear. Under hyperbaric oxygen treatment, the blood vessel of the inner ear dilates, and the blood flow increases and improves the blood supply of the inner ear tissue.
Hyperbaric oxygen has a certain inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation, can reduce blood viscosity, improve blood circulation is conducive to the thrombosis of internal auditory arteries, and prevent the formation of thrombosis.
In August 2019, the American Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) issued an updated version of the Guidelines for Sudden Deafness. Compared with the 2012 edition, the guidelines added several evidence-based evidence of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for sudden deafness. In both the initial treatment and salvage treatment of sudden deafness, hyperbaric oxygen is an alternative treatment option.

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