There are few things in life that we take for granted, and sometimes one of those things can be your health and wellbeing. More specifically a sense such as taste and sight. One in particular that goes unnoticed until it is too late is your sense of hearing. To be honest, it is one of the senses that you have the most control over when it comes to the health side of things, as there are actively things that you can do to improve the situation and avoid the worst happening, which is a loss of hearing.
You may be wondering what you could be doing that could help better control the situation, but a few changes here and there could make the biggest of difference to your hearing health. With that in mind, here are some of the things you could be doing to take better care of your hearing health.
Switching down the volume
According to recent studies, teenagers and young adults are more prone to losing their hearing because of the volume setting on things like earphones and speakers. Even talking on the phone and having the setting at its highest can be louder than it needs to be, and this can be damaging to your ear. Audio devices, earphones, and speakers are part and parcel of life these days, but be conscious of the volume and perhaps switch it down a little.
Using ear plugs in noisy surroundings
There is a good percentage of adults that work in a noisy environment, and they can go on to experience noise induced hearing loss. This could be if you work with machines, ina factory environment, or where there is a consistent level of noise day to day. If you do work in these sorts of environments then ear plugs could be the best thing to help protect your ears from any damage.
Seek out help when needed
Sometimes there is no real explanation for hearing loss, and it could just be something that you start to see deteriorating over time. There are things you can do, and instead of allowing it to get worse or to suffer in silence, you could consider help with something like a hearing aid. They can sharpen sounds, make things sound out clearer and could help you in your life. Things can break, so if you do find yourself needing a hearing aid repair you will probably notice a massive difference between having it fixed and when you get it back again. It might just be the difference to experiencing a better quality of life, especially as you get older.
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 other infections can be extremely painful and annoying. So ensure you always give your ears a complete dry out if they get wet swimming, in the shower or the bath. This is when earplugs for swimming can come in handy.
You may be wondering how exercise affects your ears, but actually, cardio exercise like running or walking gets the blood pumping around your body, and that includes the ears. This in turn helps the ears stay healthy and working to their maximum potential. So not only does exercise help you be healthy, you are doing there world of good to areas of your body you never thought would be helped by exercise. Win situation.
Manage your stress levels
Stress and anxiety being heightened and more apparent in your life has been linked to hearing issues such as tinnitus, which is a constant random ringing in your ears. High levels of stress and anxiety causes you body to go into flight mode, which means that you instinctively put your body and your mind on high alert. This process puts added pressure on your nerves, your blood flow and body heat, and can make things feel worse than they actually are. Causing you problems in other areas of your body including your hearing. Keep stress levels to a minimum.
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, so why should your ears be any different to those body parts?
Let’s hope that tips help you take better care of your hearing.