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Therapeutic acupuncture for sensori-neural deafness.
This article presents a case report of a 29 year-old Nigerian male with sensori-neural deafness since the age of 7 years managed by therapeutic acupuncture according to the classical Chinese technique. The patient was examined by radiological pictures in addition to biochemical and physical examinations. No medications were administered during the course of therapy. The study indicates that the impressive result obtained is due to the ability of therapeutic acupuncture to improve speech discrimination and hearing ability in our patient with sensori-neural deafness.