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Monday, November 18, 2019

Could You Do More To Protect Your Hearing

Often we can take things like our senses for granted. The fact that we can see our loved ones and the beauty around us. The fact that we can smell gorgeous things, taste incredible food and also hear the laughter and words spoken by our loved ones. Hearing specifically is one of the senses that we can think about the least, but once things start to dwindle, we can notice a huge difference to our lifestyle and how we feel. So is there anything that we can do to protect our hearing? Here are some of the options to consider.

Make sure you protect yourself
Often we work in places that have loud noises, and if that happens to be part of your job and a more consistent thing then ensuring you have protective gear for your ears will help. There can be common side effects to working in loud environments such as struggling with tinnitus later in life or losing your hearing altogether. However a small thing like ear defenders when working in areas that are loud can help you do your part to keep the damage to a minimum.

Reducing the volume on earplugs and headphones
We all love to hear things clearly, and perhaps many of you love to listen to music, podcasts, etc while you are out and about, working out, or on your commute to work. It can be very tempting for you to switch the volume up high, especially when it is your favourite song, but doing this too often can cause damage to the inner workings of your ear. Causing you to struggle with hearing loss in your later years of life. Try and keep the volume to a minimum o avoid any issue with this moving forward.

Keep your ears dry
Would you believe that excess water in your air opens it up to attack in your inner ear canal from bacteria? It is true and things like swimmers ear or even other infections can be painful and annoying. This is when you should always give your ears a completely dry out if they get wet during swimming sessions, in the shower or the bath. If you regularly swim then perhaps using earplugs when in the water could be a great way to help protect them now and for the future.

Get regular checks
Finally, like anything it is always worth ensuring that you get your hearing checked out, just like you would other areas of your body. You may have regular screening tests for female health and eyesight. Perhaps you go to the doctor the moment you start to see and feel symptoms that don’t feel right for you. So why should your ears be any different to those body parts? Getting regular check ups can also help against the build up of wax and other issues that your ears may face, and not just a preventative measure for the worst case scenario such as losing your hearing altogether.

Let’s hope these tips help you to protect your hearing.
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