The holiday season is a time of activities, entertaining, and celebration. However, in the midst of these fun plans, it can sometimes be easy to neglect your health. For your ears, in particular, healthy habits and preventative care play a crucial role in protecting your ability to hear over time. As we quickly approach the upcoming holiday, consider these few easy tips for protecting your hearing health throughout the holiday season.
Turn Down the Volume on Your Music and Television
In enjoying the music and movies of this festive season, it can be easy to turn the volume up too loud in the process. As you are listening to your favorite holiday songs with family and friends, it is essential to maintain a moderate volume on your music. Music or television that is exceptionally loud can have lasting adverse effects on your ability to hear over time.
Give Yourself Plenty of Quiet Time
While the holidays are often full of loud family gatherings, holiday carols, and celebrations, it is essential to escape the noise for small periods each day. This quiet time is crucial to maintaining your hearing health, as it allows you to recover from loud noises and persistent noise pollution throughout the day. Before you go to sleep at night, give yourself at least 30 minutes of quiet time to unwind and recover your hearing.
Keep Your Ears Dry and Comfortable
Whether you are vacationing on a sunny island or playing outside in the snow for the holidays, it is essential to keep your ears dry and comfortable. If you find yourself swimming in the ocean on your vacation, or if your hat has become damp with snow, it is important to dry your ears with a soft cloth. If you wear a hearing aid regularly, it is also important to dry it out at night to prevent discomfort and infection in 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. 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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