It’s that time of the year, a time of change, out with the old and in with the new. What better way to start a fresh new year than taking steps to improve your hearing health? Your ears deal with a lot on a daily basis, from loud music on the radio, to protecting against the ever-changing weather conditions. It’s important to take steps to prevent hearing damage or to stop any current problems worsening.
It’s easier than you think.
Read on for our top tips for improving your hearing health in the new year.
Protect from waterlogging
Keep your ears as dry as you can, moisture can affect your hearing temporarily and water inside your ear canal can lead to infection. So if it’s a soak in the bath you want, try and keep your ears up and out of the water as much as possible.
Shield from loud noises
If you take part in hunting or may be around gun fire or loud noises, it’s important to wear ear defenders. Loud noises are the most common way to damage your ears and unfortunately it is usually irreversible, so if you know there’s going to be loud noises nearby, remember your ear plugs or ear defenders.
Turn it down
Whether you’re listening to music in your car or at a music concert, you need to think of ways to lower the volume. Why not move backwards from the speakers or turn the volume down on your stereo. These little steps can make a huge difference to your hearing.
Get professional advice
Already a hearing aid wearer
Did you know only wearing your hearing aids occasionally can actually cause your hearing to deteriorate? When wearing your hearing aid, you are allowing your ears to pick up sound easily, this actually strengthens the nerves and neurons in your hearing centre allowing you to hear the sounds around you, whereas taking them out often actually does the opposite. So if in doubt, wear them and prepare for your better hearing health.
Following these simple steps can really help you on your way to better hearing health. If you’re looking for a great Audiologist in Las Cruces, contact us here Celestial Hearing Solutions or schedule a hearing evaluation.
Paula C. Rogers, BC-HIS is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and has been helping people to restore and care for their hearing health for over 30 years. You’ll experience the warmth and loving care of Paula and her team who will become your hearing care partners for life at their Las Cruces Hearing Center.