Doctors could offer Emma Hassell, 21, no reason for why she went deaf
suddenly in April.
She had gone to the bathroom to take a shower when her ears "popped" and her
world went silent.
Ms Hassell had just proposed to her boyfriend Kevin Love, 23, on February 29
in keeping with the leap year tradition of the female asking the male, and the
couple became engaged.
They had suffered a miscarriage in 2002 and Ms Hassell was told she might not
be able to conceive again.
Doctors said her loss of hearing could be psychological and she was treated
by a hypnotherapist who practised Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Ms Hassell, from West End, Southampton, said: "I was just about to have a
shower and then it went muffled and very faint and then it went completely. At
first it just felt like my ears had popped but it didn't pop clear - it popped
and went completely.
"The doctors couldn't explain it. They couldn't find anything for it so they
put it down to psychological reasons. We were just left to sort it out, to try
and figure it out ourselves."
She had around eight sessions of EFT which is an emotional form of
acupuncture using fingertips instead of needles to stimulate energy points
around the body.
Then, just as suddenly as her hearing disappeared, it returned - along with
the news that she was pregnant.
Original Article From
The Daily Mail, UK, 25th December 2004