Hearing is a precious gift. Most people are (fortunately) born with the ability to hear normally. However, as life goes we tend to forget about this gift of hearing. As your hearing suffers from damage, it’s not just something that will magically come back to you. If it’s damaged, it’s damaged permanently. Now, there are ways to combat this loss, even after it has occurred.
Cotton Swabs: Not Good!
For some reason, society has this belief that cotton swabs are the best and safest way to get wax out of their ears. That’s just not true, and it’s unfortunate that this perception exists. Inserting anything like this into your ear canals can lead to potential organ damage, particularly your ear drum. There are alternative tactics to this, such as a small, wet towel, or even liquid solutions.
Good rule to follow: exercise helps with any area of health. Yes, you read that correctly, a consistent routine of exercise can help the health of your ears, and subsequently prevent hearing loss. Whether it’s an easy jog, swimming, or any other type of cardio, working out will aid the internal parts of your hearing (including your ear drum).
This is a simple recommendation, but it bears mentioning. If you know you’re going to a place that will have loud sounds (like a concert, or potentially a movie), be sure to wear earplugs. They’re convenient, form-fitting, and they most definitely protect your hearing.
Speaking of concerts and music, don’t be the person that turns the volume up to an astronomical level. Yes, it might be the “cool” thing to listen to your music as loud as possible, but you’ll be regretting it as you get older. You’re putting yourself at risk of hearing loss, especially considering the headphones put direct pressure on your ear drum. You can still listen to music at a loud level, just don’t overdo it.
Bay Area Audiology Provides The Best Hearing Solutions!
Ready to change the way you look at hearing loss? Our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Trisha A. Bents Muth, is exceptionally experienced in the art of audiology, and is dedicated to providing the absolute best solutions. Bay Area Audiology has been working to give patients a comfortable environment, with thorough evaluations. We are independently owned, and unbiased when it comes to finding you the care you need.
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Don’t hesitate–we can help.