Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? This is the perfect time to raise awareness about hearing health issues and to make sure that you are doing what’s best for your hearing health. So here are three things that you can do today to get your hearing health on the right track.
Guard Against Noise
Prevention is just as important to your hearing health, if not more critical, to treatment. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss, and it is highly preventable. Take the time today to check the volume on all of your devices, from your TV to your headphones. Are they just loud enough to hear, or are you overdoing it? It’s recommended that you shouldn’t exceed 85 decibels in volume level.
Invest in Ear Protection
Another way to protect your hearing is by finding the right tools to protect your ears. Earplugs come in a variety of types and materials, and you can easily find an effective and inexpensive option. If you own a pair of in-ear headphones, then you should shop for an over-the-ear model, which is more hearing-health friendly. You should also protect your ears from the environment by wearing a hat or earmuffs when you go out into the cold weather. When you take a shower, make sure that you thoroughly dry your ears.
Schedule an Audiologist Appointment
Last but not least, you should make it a priority to see an audiologist for a hearing evaluation. You might never know if you could be suffering from hearing loss without a proper checkup. Many people don’t realize that they’re turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves until an audiologist lets them try a hearing device that opens up a whole new world of sound. Hearing loss might not always be reversible, but an audiologist can give you the right treatment plan to make sure that you have the best hearing health possible for a lifetime.
Contact Bay Area Audiology Today!
If you are concerned about hearing loss or seeking hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, or hearing aid assistance, our doctors are ready to help. We are passionate about helping all of our patients improve their quality of life through better hearing. We also believe that patient education is critical, so you won’t be lead through endless sales pitches at our office. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you hear even better, contact us at (410) 803-3972 or online. For more hearing tips and articles, follow Bay Area Audiology on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.