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Hearing and Headaches

Hearing and Headaches

If you're experiencing hearing loss, there's a good chance you're struggling with headaches too. In fact, studies have shown a direct link between changes in your auditory system and an increase in chronic migraines.

Headaches, no matter what kind, are uncomfortable and inconvenient. They never come at a good time and can be difficult to relieve. Thankfully, there are a few ways to relieve the discomfort. Here are the top 5 home headache remedies to help you manage the pain.

1. Peppermint Oil

If you would rather use natural methods before (or in place of) medication, try peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has menthol which allows muscles to relax and helps ease the ache. You can use the oil or peppermint in a couple of ways to relieve pain.

  • Apply diluted peppermint oil to your temples
  • Add a few drops into your bathwater
  • Mix some peppermint oil with your massage oil
  • Sip a cup of peppermint tea

Do not apply the oil to your skin without diluting it first. Undiluted oil can cause skin rashes or irritation. And never apply oil to the skin of infants or young children.

2. Get checked for Ear Wax

Sometimes your headache may be caused by added pressure to your eardrum. If you notice frequent headaches and you're turning up the volume more often, it may be time to clean out your ears.

Once the pressure is relieved your headaches should stop and you'll likely notice an improvement in your hearing.  Never put anything in your ear other than your elbow!

Seek help from Sam and the team today - do not try to rectify this yourself you could cause irreparable damage.

3. Head Massage

You can either give yourself a head massage, ask someone you know to give you one, or book a professional head massage.

4. Take Pain Medication

This is the remedy most people use first, and there are a lot of different pain-relieving medications. If you're experiencing frequent headaches, talk with your doctor about pain management options. Be sure to follow the prescribed dosage and drink a lot of water.

5. Deep Breathing or Yoga

Consistent deep breathing or yoga helps alleviate pain and reduce stress. The postures and breathing cause you to let go of tension, opening the neck, shoulders, and spine. This results in better blood flow to your head.

Wave Goodbye to Hearing Loss Headaches

You don't have to live with the pain that comes from hearing loss headaches. Next time you feel that familiar throbbing coming on, try these home treatments and see how quickly they can reduce the tension. You could try these alongside seeing Sam and the team but always seek professional advice first to be certain.  We would love to hear from you.

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Date: 21 January 2023