If you have struggled with taking care of your hearing, or you suspect that you are developing even mild hearing loss, or you are trying to improve diagnosed hearing loss, there may be a few exercises to sharpen your hearing. Let’s take a look!
Taking a Walk or Going for a Run
You can improve your hearing, or at least maintain it, by just exercising as you normally might. Whether you like taking walks, jogging, working out at the gym, or biking, exercising your whole body promotes healthy hearing. If your body is healthy, your ears will be healthier.
Aerobic exercises especially help promote blood circulation in the ears. This circulation is essential to functional hearing. Without it, parts of your ear can die. Aerobic exercises promote oxygen getting to your heart, lungs, and muscles and involve moving your whole body. Another term for it is cardio.
Puzzles, like brain teasers, help keep your brain sharp. Your brain is a muscle and needs exercising, and puzzles are a fun way to keep it quick. Your brain interprets speech and sound signals sent to it from your ears, and if it cannot process them, the brain grows weaker. Puzzles help keep your brain and hearing better off!
Avoid using earbuds too much, as they can cause hearing loss by prolonging sound exposure. Just sitting in a quiet place and listening to the sounds around you, like birds singing, cars passing, children playing, etc., can attune your ears to quieter sounds.
You can also directly treat your outer ears to promote blood circulation. One way is to massage your outer ear gently for up to a minute. Repeat the process with the other ear. A massage will help promote blood flow and reduce muscle tension.
Gently tugging on your earlobes for up to a minute can also promote blood circulation and rejuvenate your ears and thus your hearing. Do it gently, though, or you’ll end up pinching yourself!
Applying gentle pressure on the top, middle, bottom, and lobes of your ears will help reduce muscle tension around your ears.
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 to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. 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 are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.