Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Hearing Loss

Updated on April 18, 2024

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If you’re like most people your hearing is probably something that you take for granted. You always assume that it will be there and functioning when you need it the most. 

However, your hearing is like just about anything else in your life. If you don’t take care of it it will begin to deteriorate. This can also mean that the quality of your life will go downhill and this is the last thing you want. 

The good news is that there are some simple techniques that you can use to make sure that your hearing is always on point. Take a look at these simple ways in which you can protect your hearing today. 

Shun Loud Noises

When it comes to protecting your hearing, staying away from loud noises is probably the best move you can make. However, there are times, especially when you have to use things like lawnmowers or power tools. At these times exposure is not something you can hide away from.. 

Exposure to these types of heavy noises over time deteriorates your hearing. The best course of action is to make sure that you are wearing earplugs

If you work in an environment where it is always noisy then your employer should be providing you with safety equipment to protect your hearing. Failing that you can get your own. 

Defend your hearing at all costs even if you have to do so from your own pocket.

Reduce the Volume

The next step you’re going to need to take is to make sure that you are reducing the volume on your devices. Much damage has been caused simply by volume that is too high. While you are busy jamming away to music you’re listening to at loud volumes, you are actually dancing and singing your hearing away. It’s that serious!

There are usually indicators on many devices that tell you when you are going beyond acceptable volumes. If you ignore them you will find your hearing vanishing after a while. It usually begins with you not hearing what people are saying and having to ask them to speak louder.

Take a Break

Your hearing is just like any other part of your body. There are times when you need a break. If you’ve been going to concerts and clubs and enjoying the music, it can cause temporary hearing loss. 

However, for others, it may be more permanent especially if it’s not common practice. This can cause you to need a hearing aid. Fortunately, the impact of well-fitted hearing aids is well documented and they are very effective. 

One way to prevent damage to your hearing during an event is to simply give your hearing a break. At certain points, you should try to get away from the noise and rest your hearing.

Keep It Dry

Another issue you may be having is the wetness in your ear canal. This is very risky as it can damage your hearing health. Water that gets into your ears, if it is allowed to sit can actually start to develop bacteria. 

This bacteria can pack quite a punch and can do significant damage to the internal systems of your ears. When you swim or bathe make sure you tilt your head to drain out excessive water. If you swim regularly there are also ear plugs you can use to prevent this situation.

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