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Re: Does any of the Bates method work for hearing?
#1
Hi,

My name is Lim. I am a 40 something male from Georgetown, Penang. I am near sighted and work in front of a computer screen all day. I have prescription glasses that I don't use (even when I am driving) except for watching movies. Lately, I discovered that I was beginning to have problems reading off the monitor which is about two feet away from where I sit. I have to lean forward a little and strain my eyes. I didn't notice this until a colleague pointed this out to me. I though it was time I paid a visit to the optometrist again. On Sunday while browsing in a pharmaceutical store, I stumbled upon pinhole glasses produced by Natural Vision. To my surprise, I could see clearly sign cards about 20 feet away! I immediately bought one and leaned about thebatesmethod.com  Further browsing brought me to this site. I am happy to say that with the pinhole glass, I can read effortlessly off the monitor too. The literature that came with this pair of "glass" say I should see some improvement after 2 to 4 weeks of use. I can't wait to report the results here then.

On another note, I am also a lover of music. When I was in my twenties, I could easily pick up frequencies above 18kHz or thereabouts. I can no longer hear much music above 16kHz now. Considering that light waves are like sound waves; the only difference being its wavelength, I am wondering if there are similar methods of therapy where hearing loss can be recovered. I would appreciate a feedback if anyone has some experience on this.

Lim
Georgetown, Penang
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#2
Lim,

I'd definitely get into meditation, some way of meditating that you like well enoough to do often and for at least 5 minutes at a time, and longer when possible.

One lady wrote about how she travelled overseas for the first time, and on the plane ride back her head hurt. She said she didn't know it was possible to strain her ears, but she had done so when struggling to understand people speaking a foreign language.

Dave
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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
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#3
Hi Dave,

I think the reason for the headache was because the channel connecting the ear and nose was blocked. The Ear, Nose and Throat are closely related and connected. Specialists in this field are called ENT Doctors. If she was seated close to the cabin door, the air pressure dips and rises according to the altitude of the aircraft. It is not so bad away from the doors because the aircraft has a facility to keep cabin pressure about equal to sea level. Due to the blockage, the pressure inside her head could not balance with that exterior to her head. So she felt the pressure in her ear and it gives a terrible headache. To relieve that pain; hold the nose tightly, keep the mouth closed and blow with all your might. It could clear the channels.

Thanks for the advise on meditation. I knew that could be one method to relax the ears.

Lim
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#4
Well I know about the pressure changes on planes, but the way she described it, it had to do with straining her ears from trying to listen to foreign tongues. Maybe it wasn't even a plane but on a busride, I don't know.

Dave
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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
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