While hearing loss may seem inevitable, certain types of hearing loss are preventable with the right proactive measures in place each day. More specifically, noise-induced hearing loss is almost entirely avoidable, especially when we reduce our exposure to noise pollution throughout the year. Why suffer from preventable hearing loss at any age? To keep your hearing strong, consider these simple steps to take each day.
Listen to Music at a Reasonable Volume
While listening to music offers many benefits for your health, listening to music at a considerably loud volume can have serious consequences for your hearing. No matter how much you love your favorite song, listening to your music at a high volume can quickly damage your hearing and lead to significant health issues down the road. For this reason, it is essential to not only listen to your music at a reasonable volume but also to limit the amount of time you spend listening to loud music during the day. If you love listening to music every day, consider investing in a quality pair of headphones that will allow you to enjoy your music safely at a reasonable volume level.
Maintain a Healthy Exercise Routine
Just as exercise is essential for other aspects of your health, physical activities such as jogging, swimming, or riding your bike can help not only to keep you physically fit but also improve your hearing as well. Along with keeping you active, regular aerobic exercise will improve blood flow through your ears, which will help to support healthy hearing and reduce your risk of noise-induced hearing loss.
Use Safe Methods to Clean Your Ears
While it is tempting to clean the wax out of your ear with a Q-tip, one accident can quickly damage your eardrum. Instead of risking hearing loss with improper cleaning methods, ask your audiologist about how they can safely remove wax buildup from your ear. If you need to clean your ears at home, a dampened towel is perfect for wiping off the outside of your ear. Additionally, cleaning your ears too often can be just as harmful, as ear wax is necessary for keeping harmful particles out of your ear canals throughout the day.
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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