The New Year is almost here! Every new year is a great time to consider self-betterment, and one type of self-betterment pertains to physical health, which affects our mental and emotional health. The five senses help us relate to the world and other people around us, and nothing does this like hearing does. Our ears play a mighty role in how we live in the world. Here are a few New Year’s hearing health tips to get you started on the right foot!
Tips for Those with Hearing Loss
If you already have some type of hearing loss, you can use a few key strategies to help you better navigate larger gatherings. It can help to converse one-on-one in a quieter setting or keep your back against a wall for better acoustics. Those communicating with you can help out by understanding and speaking clearly, not loudly.
If you wear a hearing device, be sure to keep on top of maintenance, as moisture and dirt can readily undermine its performance. Hearing aids need regular cleaning and maintaining, and as they help you communicate and hear the world, they are certainly worth the utmost care.
Tips for Preventative Care
If you do not have a hearing loss diagnosis, there are ways to maintain your hearing better in the coming years. If you do not already, be sure to take care when exposed to loud noises that could cause hearing damage. Even moderate noise can cause damage if the ears are constantly exposed to it. It is best to learn what those sounds might be and take action. Common examples of noises that can cause hearing loss include music, machinery like lawnmowers and blenders, and construction sites.
The best strategy is to avoid loud noises that can cause instant hearing loss and to minimize exposure to moderate sounds, like music played through earbuds. If one cannot avoid certain loud environments or objects, Clarity Audiology offers customized hearing protection fitted exactly to you.
Is It Time to Improve Your Hearing Health?
Do you suspect you might have untreated hearing loss? Those with untreated hearing loss are less likely to participate actively in conversations and can develop social isolation habits. It can also cause frustration for all, as everyone is trying to communicate well. It never hurts to get a hearing evaluation to see your exact condition. Clarity Audiology understands, and we are here to help you make the next best step for a healthy New Year!
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.