As we head toward a new year, we all begin to think of new beginnings. It’s a small, but important, fresh start in many areas, and one place you should be thinking about is your hearing. Hearing health resolutions are a great way to get back on track with this often-neglected part of your health, and we have some great ways to do so. If you’re prioritizing your health this New Year, add some hearing health resolutions to your list with these ideas.
Holistic Health Matters
Remember that your hearing health connects to the rest of your health. The human body is complex, and each part can impact the others, so it’s vital that you focus on your overall health.
Building healthy habits through better nutrition and physical activity may seem unrelated to hearing health resolutions. Still, they have a more significant impact than you can expect. Make health a priority next year, and your ears will thank you!
Better Prepare Yourself
Being more aware of the dangers surrounding hearing health can go a long way in making your ears healthier in the long run. For example, if you know you’ll be exposed to loud noises for quite some time (say, at a loud rock concert), you might want to pack some earplugs to help take some of the load off your ears. Or, if you’re at a train station, consider bringing some noise-canceling headphones.
One thing we can all benefit from: is lowering the volume on your cell phone when listening to music; you’re likely straining your ears much more than you realize.
Be More Gentle
We know you’re doing your best to keep your ears clean, but using objects like cotton swabs to remove built-up earwax can cause more damage than it does good. Methods like these are more likely to result in impacted earwax instead of removing it. If you need your ears cleaned, schedule an appointment with a professional.
Visit an Audiologist
Do us a favor and schedule a hearing test. It’s such an overlooked checkup, and as you get older, it becomes even more critical that you get your hearing regularly tested so you can keep track of any potential problems. Early detection can be beneficial in terms of treatment and prevention.
Get Help for Hearing Loss from Clarity Hearing
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.