Loss of Hearing and Headache After a Trauma
A young woman of about 18 years was in the middle of cleaning the floor when a strong gust of wind blew the front door shut. She had opened the door to wipe the stairs to the outside and had had her head between the door and the door frame right when the door moved. The door hit her against the head and she was briefly jammed between door and frame.
Shortly after the accident, she developed headaches and an obvious loss of hearing on the left side.
It was only a few days after the accident that she came to see me, with no change in symptoms.
I examined the skull. On the left side, I could feel a clear blockage in the temporal bone. This is the bone around the auricle - where we find the auditory and vestibular systems.
I treated this bone as well as the surrounding bones, to restore mobility in the skull.
I asked the patient to return a few days later. She reported that her headaches had disappeared shortly after the treatment and her hearing had also returned to normal.