Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose your hearing? To not be able to hear your favorite song again, or to miss out on something that a loved one says to you?
Your hearing is an important sense. It helps you make to make sense of the world around you and it warns you of dangers. Without your hearing, you would have to rely on your other senses to a much greater degree.
With your hearing health being so important, what can we do to take care of it better?
In this article, we’ll look at three ways that you can take good care of your hearing health.
Get Your Hearing Tested
Hearing loss can affect anyone- at any stage in their life. It is not something that only affects older people. If you’re finding that you have to ask people to repeat themselves a lot, or that you need the TV to be turned up to a higher than usual volume level, then you should book yourself in for a hearing test.
In a hearing test, a specialist will play you a series of sounds, and you’ll indicate which ones you can hear. They will also carry out a physical examination of your ears.
Your hearing loss may be caused by a blockage of wax, or it could be due to an underlying infection. In both of these cases, it may be possible to improve your hearing with medical help.
If your hearing loss is associated with damage to the inner workings of your ears, then you may need to get a hearing aid. Your audiologist will be able to advise you if this is the case.
Keep Your Ears Dry
Do you enjoy swimming? When water goes into your ear and doesn’t get drained out or dried, it could cause you to get an infection.
When you get out of the swimming pool, or the shower; tilt your head from side-to-side to help drain the excess water before drying our ears with a towel.
Don’t Put Things in Your Ears
Q tips are so handy for clearing out ear wax. However, when you put one of these into your ear canal, you are running the risk of damaging your delicate inner ear. All it would take is for you to touch the wrong part of your ear, and you could cause severe damage that could affect your hearing.
Having some ear wax in your ear is perfectly fine. Ear wax is there to stop dust from getting into your ear and causing damage. However, if you have too much ear wax, the safest way that you can remove this is with special ear wax remover.
Place a few ear drops in and allow the wax to break up an drip out. It can take repeated attempts over several days to get this type of treatment to work. If this doesn’t work, speak to your doctor, and they will drain your ear wax.