Taking care of your health is essential; it is one of the most fundamental ways to practice self-discipline. Besides, when you are healthy, you feel great and can do more in life. Taking care of your hearing health is one part of self-healthcare that many might overlook. If you are a parent or grandparent, it is important to teach kids how to take care of their hearing health too. These healthy hearing tips for kids take care of all the bases.
Keep the Volume Down
Today’s tech devices, such as smartphones, have indicators on them to show when loud is too loud. Kids’ ears are more sensitive than adults’, so it is best to keep the TV, iPad, and phone volumes at a decent, monitored level.
Wear Ear Protection
Concerts, fireworks shows, and other events with loud noise levels can pose the risk of hearing loss to kids. Once again, kids’ ears are sensitive, and some more than others. It is better to be safe than sorry and come equipped with hearing protection.
Take Breaks from Electronics
Electronics may or may not play too large a role in some children’s lives. Monitor how long your kids can spend time with electronics each day; after all, kids should play! Limiting screen time also can give them a break from the continuous noise that might come with it.
Everyone knows to train their kids to avoid hitting other kids in the head, even if it’s with a water balloon. Aside from preventing a traumatic brain injury, it also protects hearing. Traumatic brain injuries can cause some level of hearing loss, as the brain plays a large role in how we hear.
Prevent & Treat Ear Infections
Ear infections tend to happen at a young age because children’s Eustachian tubes are smaller and more likely to trap bacteria. Bacteria can enter via swimming or daily life. Keep ears clean and treat ear infections immediately.
Keep Ears Warm
The cold can hurt anyone’s ears. It can cause excessive bone growth in the ear (known as surfer’s ear) and interfere with hearing. Choose winter hats that insulate the ears for the best protection.
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.
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