With so many sounds around us in a day, it can sometimes be easy to forget the risk that we are posing to our hearing abilities. Our ability to hear is a part of our health that we should be striving to maintain as we age. One way to do this is to avoid specific hazards to our hearing that may jeopardize our ability to hear over time. Consider these five hazards to your hearing that you should be avoiding in your everyday life.
Cleaning Your Ears with a Q-Tip
Attempting to swab out your ears with a Q-tip is one of the most dangerous hazards to your hearing. Although these tiny cotton buds seem harmless, their ability to physically damage your eardrum and the way in which they pack ear wax back into your ear makes them a serious threat to your hearing.
Loud music, whether in the car or at a concert, can also present a hazard to our hearing. While cranking up your favorite song in the car or rocking out at a show may be fun at the moment, it can have lasting adverse effects on your ability to hear in the future by bringing on symptoms of tinnitus and causing hearing loss over time.
Watching your favorite in the movie theatre is always fun! But did you know that the high volume of sounds during the show can also be hazardous to your hearing? Much like the effects of a concert or loud car karaoke, two hours of your favorite film at a high volume can also be detrimental to your ability to hear as well. Mainly action-packed movies with loud sounds such as explosions or music at a high volume can damage your hearing.
While sticking a Q-tip in your ear is a definite hazard to your hearing, so is leaving too much wax in your ear over time. The solution? Allow your hearing specialist to clean your ears with the proper tools that can safely remove the ear wax from your ear without damaging your hearing.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently-owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized friendly service. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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