Home based Sound Therapy brings relief to farmers

Tinnitus can now be treated in a number of ways including counselling, nutritional adjustments and Sound Therapy.

Many farmers experiencing ear related problems often find it difficult to access the right support services in rural areas.

A portable home-based Sound Therapy program has brought relief to many farmers.

When people first experience ringing in the ears, they often don’t know what it is.

Is it cicadas or just noise left over from last night’s concert? Often tractor or chainsaw noise can cause it, and even if the exposure happened years ago, tinnitus may result in later life.

Any noise in the ears is called tinnitus, whether it is ringing, rushing, roaring or even clanging or beeping.

When you hear tinnitus, it means neurons in the auditory part of the brain are firing repeatedly, giving the illusion you are hearing real sound.

Although previously it was considered medically untreatable, tinnitus can now be treated in a number of ways, including counselling, nutritional adjustments or Sound Therapy.

Dizziness may be related to blood pressure or a malfunction of the balance mechanism in the inner ear.

The most common causes of dizziness are Meniere’s Syndrome, BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) and poor sensory integration.

These conditions can be brought on by age, stress, chemical exposure or other factors.

The best way to treat most forms of ear related dizziness is by rehabilitating ear function with gentle sensory stimulation, using specially filtered Sound Therapy music.

BPPV may also respond to exercises and head movements taught by a qualified practitioner.

If the ear is chronically blocked with a feeling of pressure in the head, this may be due to one of two things.

Either wax impaction or Eustachian tube dysfunction.

If it is wax impaction, this can be treated in the short term with syringing by a qualified practitioner.

If it is Eustachian tube dysfunction, gentle Sound Therapy stimulation can be used to exercise the ear muscles and restore their tonality, giving long-term relief.

This also generally reduces the re-occurrence of wax impaction.

For further information contact the Sound Therapy national enquiry line 1300 55 77 96 or visit www.mysoundtherapy.com/henty