Hearing Defective

Homeopathy treatment for Hearing Defective from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Hearing Defective…

Agnus-castus [Agn]

Hardness of hearing, roaring in ears; drawing pain in left carotid; considerable heat in left external ear; corrosive itching on cheeks.

Allium-sativum [All-s]

Catarrhal deafness of left ear; hardened earwax and hardened crusts in the outer canal; coryza more dry than fluent; lips dry.

Alumina [Alum]

Buzzing as if outside the ears; sensation as if something lay before the ears, on blowing nose it is felt; (>) by swallowing.

Ambra [Ambr]

Nervous deafness, with cold sensation in abdomen; crackling in left ear.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Hard hearing, ears itch and discharge pus; humming before ears; painful sensitiveness of the dull ear to loud noises.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

Hard hearing, with discharge; humming and roaring in right ear; itching in both ears, with discharge of fluid earwax; digging and tearing in right ear at night, when lying on it, as if something would come out.

Anacardium [Anac]

Catarrhal deafness; painful swelling of external ear, violent stitches in ears, with drawing and rending pains; pressing in ears as from a plug; itching in ears; hardness of hearing alternating with acute hearing; want of earwax.

Anantherum-mur [Anan]

Deafness, (<) in evening and damp weather.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Deafness of right ear as if a leaflet were lying before tympanum, boring with fingers brings no relief; ringing and roaring before ears.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Hardness of hearing in typhoid fever.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Complete deafness in continued fevers; ringing in ears; wheezing

and feeling of obstruction; with hard hearing in left ear: (>) from belching.

Arnica [Arn]

Hard hearing from concussions, discharge of blood from ears; bruised pain in ears, stitches in and behind ears; ears very dry, with great sensitiveness to loud sounds; noises in ears, as if caused by rush of blood to the head.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Hard hearing in typhoids; hardness of hearing, cannot hear the human voice; sensation as if ears were stopped up; ears become closed during deglutition; rash and heat about ears; roaring, whizzing, ringing in ears.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Hardness of hearing, with thin purulent discharge of an extremely offensive odor; after scarlatina or abuse of mercury.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Sensation as if ears were plugged up by some foreign substance; catarrhal deafness in one or both ears; dull roaring in left ear like a distant tornado, in the right distinct singing; coryza and sneezing.

Asterias-rubens [Aster]


Dulness of hearing more marked on right side; noise of rushing waters in ears.

Aurum [Aur]

Abscess of mastoid process (Nitr. ac.); roaring in ears and great sensitiveness to noises; foetid otorrhoea from catarrh of middle ear.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Dull hearing in zymotic diseases; delirium with almost complete deafness.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Deafness from chronically enlarged tonsils; roaring in ears, like the sea, at each inspiration, sounds in ears reverberate.

Belladonna [Bell]

Deafness as if a skin were drawn over ears; roaring, ringing and noises in the ears; tendency of blood to the head; hardness of hearing from taking cold; deafness after typhoid; fancied noises awaken him.

Berberis [Berb]

Stopped-up feeling in ear, with pressure; beating and fluttering noise in ear; alternating heat and coldness on external ear.

Borax [Bor]

Deafness with tinnitus and discharge from ear; difficult hearing in left ear; dull drumming sound, as from a subterranean vault.

Bryonia [Bry]

Noise of bells in the ears; pain in ears when belching wind; head feels light, with constant wabbling in ears; sensation like and electric shock going through head when blowing nose, with temporary deafness.

Cactus [Cact]

Hardness of hearing from congestion; pulsating in ears; noise like running water or buzzing; after otitis from checked sweat.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Deafness as if the ears were closed, from Eustachian catarrh; dryness of ears, with deafness, or copious secretion of cerumen; many perversions of hearing; noise of sputtering in ear when cleaning nose or swallowing; stitches in ears and eyes, from within outward; polypi.

Calcarea-flour [Calc-f]

Hardness of hearing from calcareous deposits on tympany.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Cold feeling or coldness of ears, followed by throbbing, heat and hard hearing.

Capsicum [Caps]

Dull hearing, after previous burning and stinging in ears; catarrhal deafness; INFLAMMATION OF MASTOID PROCESS (Aurum, Nitr. ac.).

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Deafness from the absence of any cerumen, or there is a discharge of offensive cerumen, with thin, ichorous, bloody and excoriating discharge; deafness after acute exanthemata, as measles or scarlatina.

Causticum [Caust]

Deafness from rheumatic paralysis of face, on turning head, cracking and snapping in ears; reverberation of all sounds, even of his own voice, hears with difficulty, with offensive, purulent discharge.

Cepa [All-c]

Recent cases of hard hearing; noises in ears like the whizzing of a bullet, with an up and down movement in ear and burning in throat.

China [Chin]

Hardness of hearing, humming or roaring in ears; something seems to be constantly before the ears, impeding hearing, stitches in ears; haemorrhage or offensive discharge from ears.

Chininum-sulph [Chin-s]

Deafness from concussion of brain, especially of region of auditory nerve; hardness of hearing with violent headache; ringing and buzzing in ears.

Cicuta [Cic]

Hardness of hearing in old people; detonations in right ear when swallowing; she does not hear, even when loudly spoken to, unless she is made aware that somebody talks to her.

Crot. [Crot-h]

Stuffed feeling in ears, (<) right side; feeling as if hot earwax were trickling out.

Cuprum-acet [Cupr-acet]

Buzzing and drumming in ears; difficult hearing; swelling of meatus externus.

Digitalis [Dig]

Hardness of hearing, with hissing as of boiling water; sudden crashing noises in head when falling asleep, which frighten her.

Elaps-coral [Elaps]

Dulness of hearing, with buzzing in ears as if a fly were inclosed in auditory meatus; sudden deafness after catching cold, without pain or tinnitus, secretion of black wax profuse but dry; crusty eruption on ear and cheek.

Ferrum-pic [Ferr-pic]

DEAFNESS OR HARD HEARING WITH ECZEMA IN MEATUS; gouty dyspepsia, dry tongue, constipation; oppression of chest; gout in legs.

Formica [Form]

Deafness; stitches and stinging in left ear.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Mild forms of nervous deafness, sudden and temporary loss of hearing; catarrhal deafness, with pain from throat into the middle ear; rushing and roaring in ears.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Deafness followed by blurred vision, ears as if stopped up; throbbing, piercing from within outward.

Graphites [Graph]

Deafness with dry external meatus, HEARS BETTER WHEN IN A NOISE, when riding in a carriage; tympani not perforated, but covered by a white coating; sensation in right ear at every step as if a valve were opening and closing; reverberation in the ear of his own words; herpes and crusts around ear and on other parts of body.

Hamamelis [Ham]

Deafness in right ear, passes off by noon; NOSEBLEED CLEARS THE HEAD and relieves all ailments.

Hepar [Hep]

Extreme sensitiveness of the ear to the touch; sensation as of a boil in ears; when suppuration threatens; swelling between ear and mastoid process, with throbbing pain and stiffness; profuse discharge of thick cerumen.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Dull condition in head, noises as from an engine; roaring in ears like a partridge, on waking in the night; hears better in a noise; otorrhoea, thick mucous discharge.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Hard hearing, as if stupefied, especially after apoplexy; buzzing, singing, rushing in ears.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Hearing impaired, headache and noises in the ears, as after a cold drink; roaring, whizzing, cracking noise; stitches in ears from within outward.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Deafness of old people; nervous prostration; subjective sounds and tinnitus from anaemia.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Deafness from catarrh and swelling of Eustachian tube and middle ear; brown offensive secretions from ears.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Deafness of children from hereditary syphilitic dyscrasia, HARD HEARING DURING MENSES; stitches and itching in ears; humid tetters in and around ears, swelling of cervical glands, livid gray complexion.

Lachesis [Lach]

Hardness of hearing, with want of cerumen, partially relieved by inserting FINGER IN EXTERNAL MEATUS AND SHAKING IT; dryness of ears; numbness about ear and cheek, especially left; cerumen too hard, pale and insufficient; painful beating, cracking, whizzing, drumming in ears, with reverberations of the sounds; soreness and crusts around ears.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

Almost COMPLETE DEAFNESS DURING ACUTE DEAFNESS; crawling in left ear, (>) boring with finger, but immediately returning and feeling as if something had closed the ear; itching in left ear and soreness in right.

Ledum [Led]

Hardness of hearing, right ear, as if the ear were obstructed with cotton; after cutting the hair, after chilling the head, after suppressed coryza or otorrhoea; dulness and stupefaction of head on affected side; feeling of stiffness of scalp.

Lobelia [Lob]

Sudden shutting up of the right ear, as if stopped by a plug, only (>) by boring with finger in ear; neuralgia of left side of face and temples during menses.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Impaired hearing from purulent ichorous otorrhoea after scarlatina; roaring, humming, whizzing in ears; sensation as if hot blood rushed into the ears; humid scurf in the ears; polypus of the ear (Calcarea).

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

(200th, R.T. Cooper). – Fits of absolute powerlessness on hearing unpleasant news, SUDDEN SEIZURE OF DEAFNESS AND VERTIGO OR TINNITUS; pains and numbness on top of head; (<) left ear; tendency to faint at the monthly illness; dark-haired people; dulness of hearing with fluttering and buzzing in right ear.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Hardness of hearing and deafness, as if something were lying before the ear; itching of old herpes behind ears.

Manganum [Mang]

Knobbed and thickened appearance of the malleus handle with an irregular and pitted surface of the membrane, dark-looking cerumen; post-nasal vegetations; PAINS CONCENTRATE IN EARS FROM OTHER PARTS; heartburn, anorexia, umbilical colic (R.T. Cooper); EUSTACHIAN DEAFNESS, (<) during cold and rainy weather, (>) by blowing nose; fulness of the ears with difficult hearing and cracking when blowing the nose or swallowing; whizzing and rushing in ears, especially after stooping.

Mercurius [Merc]

Hardness of hearing, sounds vibrate in the ears; obstruction momentarily better after swallowing or blowing nose; external meatus moist; constant cold sensation in the ears, rheumatic pains in head, ears and teeth.

Mercurius-iod-rub [Merc-i-r]

Hearing dull, (>) evenings, ears close for a few moments at a time; coryza; cerumen increased; swelling of parotid and

neighboring glands.

Mezereum [Mez]

VASCULAR DEAFNESS WITH CHRONIC ECZEMA OF THE MEMBRANA TYMPANI; ears feel as if too open, as if air were pouring in them or as if the tympanus were exposed to the cold air, with a desire to bore with the fingers in the ears.

Muriatic-acid [Mur-ac]

Hardness of hearing; loud cracking sounds during night; no cerumen; dryness; peeling off in scales; (<) right ear; dark ear- wax; want of feeling in internal meatus.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

Loss of hearing of right ear, sounds seem to come from left side; singing in right ear or noise like a bubble bursting in the air; feelings in right ear when eating or on swallowing as if something moved in right ear.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Hardness of hearing, painful cracking in ears when masticating; secretion from ears more watery than viscid; (<) in damp weather.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Hardness of hearing from induration and swelling of tonsils, after abuse of mercury; Eustachian tubes obstructed; terribly offensive, purulent otorrhoea; caries of mastoid process; stoppage of the ears, with roaring, beating and detonations; one’s speech echoes in ears.

Nitrum [Kali-n]

DEAFNESS FORM PARALYSIS OF AUDITORY NERVE; tingling and stitching in ear, worse at night and when lying on affected side.

Oleander [Olnd]

Hearing increased by noises; herpes and ulcers around the ears; cramplike drawing on the auricle.

Petroleum [Petr]

HARDNESS OF HEARING IN OLD PEOPLE; dryness and disagreeable sensation of dryness in the ears; Eustachian tubes affected, causing whizzing, roaring, cracking hardness of hearing; POLYPUS; herpes and soreness on or near the ears; frequent toothache, with

swollen cheek; bleeding of gums; pressing pain in occiput, from within outward. Deafness from paralysis of auditory nerves.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Deafness, with cold extremities; difficult hearing, especially of the HUMAN VOICE, with loud reverberation of the sounds, especially words in the ears, extending to the inner head; tendency of blood to the head, with beating and throbbing; polypi in ears; after typhus.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Hard hearing from mental or bodily exhaustion, after severe acute diseases (anac., Ambr.); he does not hear the tick of the watch when held at a moderate distance from the ear, when held close to the ear he hears only a hissing, no tick, he hears it more distinctly at a distance of a foot and a half.

Platina [Plat]

NERVOUS DEAFNESS; great variety of noises in the ear; reports in right ear like distant thunder.

Plumbum [Plb]

Hardness of hearing, often sudden deafness, stitches and tearing in the ears; buzzing in the ears; diminution of hearing and sight.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Deafness, as if the ears were stopped up, after suppressed measles, with otorrhoea, from cold after cutting hair (Ledum), with hard black cerumen; can hear better on the cars; roaring, humming, tingling in ears, better out-doors.

Rhododendron [Rhod]

Hard hearing; every pulsation felt in the ear, surring and noises in the ear; gouty dyspepsia; pain and numbness in extremities.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Hardness of hearing, especially of the human voice; bloody pus from ars; vesicular otitis, exuding a yellow watery serum.

Salicylic-acid [Sal-ac]

Confusion of head with slight vertigo; noise like the buzzing of a swarm of bees or of flies in the open air when there is great stillness (Meniere’s disease); blowing nose violently causes a crashing sound in the inflamed ear; ringing in ears.

Sepia [Sep]

Humming in ears followed by loss of hearing; discharge of thin matter from the ear, much itching in the affected ear; vertigo, numbness of extremities.

Silicea [Sil]

Difficult hearing, especially of human voice and during dull moon; stoppage of the ears, which open at times with a full report, or when blowing the nose; deafness, alternating with extreme sensitiveness to noises; crusts behind the ears; chronic suppuration of middle ear from perforated tympanum.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Hardness of hearing, with swelling of tonsils especially after abuse of mercury.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Deafness, especially to the human voice; frequent stoppage of ears, especially when eating, or blowing one’s nose, also on one side only; undulating feeling in ears as of water, or whizzing and roaring; rush of blood to head; disposition to catarrhs.

Tannic-acid [Tann-ac]

Deafness, difficulty of hearing distant sounds; nervous exhaustion; headache, flushings, dizziness.

Tellurium [Tell]

Membrana tympani permanently injured and hearing greatly diminished; sensation as if something suddenly closed up in the ear; sensation as if air whistled through the left Eustachian tube, when snuffing or belching air passes through it; dull throbbing pain day and night; thin, watery, excoriating discharge.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Deafness from moving quickly, with faintness, roaring in ears; congestion, nausea, vomiting; ears cold and pale.

Verbascum [Verb]

(Mullein oil in ear). – Deafness from getting wet, inflammation of ear with some discharge.

Viscum-alb [Visc]

Gouty and rheumatic deafness, tearing pains in ears, (<) by sharp cold winds in winter.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.

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