New Year’s resolutions date as far back as Babylonian times. Today, while we no longer pay our debts to the ancient gods of yore, many of us still find this tradition to be a helpful way to start the new year fresh. January is a good time to renew our desire to live our best lives. If tips for healthy hearing are on your radar, make these practices your resolution for 2022.
Practice Healthy Hearing Habits
Roughly a third of those with hearing loss have noise-induced hearing loss. Because of a one-time loud
noise or constant exposure to dangerously loud sounds, the inner ear can suffer permanent damage. Many teenagers have early signs of noise-induced hearing loss as well, from listening to music with headphones or earbuds too loudly. The best way to take care of your ears is to keep them away from overly loud noises.
Move away from the sound if you can, or else wear ear protection, or keep the sound level down.
Practice Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Although we may not realize it, our lifestyle can affect our hearing more than any other factor. Smoking, not exercising, and not cleaning your ears can decrease your ability to hear. Removing excess earwax is a simple way to improve hearing, but keeping your whole body healthy can also do wonders for your hearing health. For example, smoking can decrease blood circulation to the inner ears, permanently damaging them.
Get a Hearing Test
Likewise, untreated hearing loss can adversely affect one’s health. With decreased hearing, one is more likely to develop memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and depression and social isolation. A hearing health professional can help get you back on track. Even if you don’t think your hearing loss is all that bad, getting a baseline hearing test for future comparisons is very worthwhile. Make healthy hearing your New Year’s resolution for a better quality of life.
Trust the Experts at Hearing Well Matters
Need help with your hearing? Hearing Well Matters can help. We are an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to Burlington and Halton Region. Our hearing professionals are highly trained and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing device options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs. Hearing Well Matters!
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