Seattle Acupuncture Associates

Nerve deafness, or sensorineural deafness, results from disrupted sound wave perception in the inner ear structures, which include nerve receptors and fluid, or semifluid, components (among others). Acupuncture treatment will focus on nerve stimulation, and may also target key muscles of the head, neck, or throat. The goal in this case is to relieve pressure or strain on key nerves passing from the upper neck to the ear as well as on blood vessels passing from the trunk through the neck and to the inner ear. This may improve fluid transport to and drainage from the inner ear, and facilitate nerve communication with the auditory receptors.