Once your hearing is damaged, there is rarely any way to restore it. This is why raising awareness about the prevalence and causes of hearing loss is so important. It is also key to understand the importance of early diagnosis, and options and strategies to employ when faced with hearing loss. Don’t wait until it’s too late to begin to care for your hearing. Utilize these tips to protect your ears and your hearing health.
Use Earplugs When Around Loud Noises
This is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to care for your hearing, but not enough people take this step. Approximately 15% of Americans have hearing loss from frequenting loud work or leisure environments. These include the noises from worksites, clubs, concerts, lawnmowers, chainsaws, and any other noises which force you to yell at the person next to you to be heard. Earplugs keep out harmful vibrations and can even be custom fitted.
Turn Down For What
According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion teens and other young adults worldwide are currently running the risk of noise-induced hearing loss due to unsafe use of audio devices. If you like listening to music through earbuds, use the 60/60 rule. Listen to music at no more than 60% volume for 60 minutes a day. Earbuds are especially dangerous for hearing. Care for your hearing by choosing over the ear headphones instead.
Stop Using Cotton Swabs
Using cotton swabs is a step many people take to try and care for their ears, but cotton swabs actually do the exact opposite of caring for your hearing. They remove necessary wax, which protects your ears sensitive inner parts from dust and debris. You also run the risk of damaging your ear drum when you insert anything inside your ear canal.
Visit Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions Today
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