Simple Steps to Improve Hearing
The ability to hear is truly a blessing. Having the capacity to hear is one of the key components to understanding the world around you, and can have a direct correlation to a person’s overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with this ability, and some individuals can become hearing impaired with age. However, in today’s technological age advancements are being made to help those who couldn’t hear, hear. For the rest of us, we need to realize the gift that we have and make every healthy step possible to maintain our ability to hear.
It doesn’t matter if you are hearing impaired or not, this holiday season do something nice for yourself and your ears, and give yourself the gift of healthy hearing by checking out these healthy hearing tips.
Winter brings with it cooler temperatures, which can often lead to sickness. During cold and flu season there is an increased risk of ear infection in both children and adults. Do your best to curb your chances of coming down with a cold or the flu by eating healthy, staying warm, and following basic hygienic procedures.
Keep Your Ears Warm and Dry
It’s cold and chilly outside, and keeping the cold and water off your ears is more than just an issue of comfort. Severe problems can arise due to overexposure to moisture, the wind, and the cold. Make sure you never leave your house without covering your ears if the weather outside is frightful. When it is cold outside, make sure you cover up your ears with earmuffs, a scarf, or a hat.
Protect Yourself From Excessive Noise Levels
It’s true that more than 21 million individuals in the United States have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss can occur from excess noise, but luckily this is preventable. Make sure to wear headphones, earmuffs, or ear plugs if you will be in a noisy environment, this way you can deaden the sound. If your vice is headphones, a good rule of thumb is to follow the 60/60 rule. Wear your headphones and play your music at 60% volume for only 60 minutes at a time.
Exercise Your Ears
We all know exercise is good for you, as exercise is good for both the body and the mind. Thanks to modern technology, there are exercises you can do to work out your ears, and you don’t need a gym membership. If you own a smartphone or a tablet, there are hearing rehabilitation applications and games available that you can download and install on your phone that is designed for those with hearing loss.