To rejoice, a person must first hear the good news. The human ear is a most unique organ. It is the organ for hearing, but also the organ of balance.
Studies have proven that the ear is the first organ to function and the last to lose its ability and physiology. Even when your heart stops, the ear still can hear. There are children where parents were listening to a classical piece in early pregnancy that the child can still remember and recall the music years later. So, as the Japanese do, treat a pregnant mother with T.L.C. (tender loving care) for the sake of the infant she carries.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
These are essentially eight prominent signs associated with ear disease or otitis:
3. Hearing loss
4. Swelling of the ear
8. Facial paralysis (as in Bell’s Palsy)
Q-TIPS – Do not use Q-tips in your child’s ear. The Q-tip was originally designed for use in the nose and for women in putting on, taking off make-up. Many children have had their eardrum ruptured by Q-tips being pushed too far, or someone hitting the child’s elbow while cleaning the ear.
God provided the wax in the ear instead of hair. The wax will drop out on its own. So, simply use the end of a clean soapy wash cloth. There is a rule of thumb, “the only thing to put in your ear is your elbow.”
HEARING AND SPEECH
Speech is dependent on the ability to hear and proper hearing is dependent on healthy ears.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Read the Bible to your children; and do so daily and regularly. They will “hear and obey.”