Keeping your ears healthy is essential to the functionality and comfort of the rest of your body. For example, if you have an ear infection or a ringing in your ear, it will probably be highly uncomfortable to do anything else besides focus on the pain that your ear is causing you. Therefore, keeping your ears healthy is very important. Your hearing is not something you want to lose.
Some basic tips on how to maintain healthy ears
- Insert earplugs into both of your ears whenever you find yourself in an excessively loud environment such as at concerts or around construction sites
- Listen to your music at a lower volume than normal
- Do not use cotton swabs or Q-tips in your ears because they can be damaging to the ear canal and can remove wax that is necessary to protect your ears from outside harmful substances
- If your doctor recommends that you take certain medications for your ears, take them only as directed
- If you swim in water a lot, be sure to tilt your head after exiting the water to remove excess moisture and give your ears time to recover before submerging them in water again
- Exercise on a regular basis (cardio pumps more blood to the ears)
- Manage your levels of stress to the best of your ability (high levels of stress can lead to tinnitus)
- Pay attention to excessive ear wax build-up and use baby oil to soften up the wax if needed
- Schedule regular checkups with your doctor for them to examine the overall health of your ears
- Schedule frequent hearing screenings if you are particularly concerned about the health of your ears
- Take vitamins and supplements that support optimal ear health (B vitamins, Magnesium, or Zinc)
- Do not smoke (smoking can more than double your risk of experiencing hearing loss)
- Do your research on the different types of hearing loss (Conductive, Sensorineural, and Mixed) so that you’ll be able to detect the symptoms of them in your own ears before your potential hearing loss gets worse with time
As you can see, there are a multitude of ways to ensure that you maintain healthy ears and prevent ear infections or hearing loss from decreasing your quality of life. If you feel worried about the health of your ears or if you think you may already have something wrong with your ear, it is advised to contact your doctor as soon as possible. Additionally, you can always contact us. We at Associates in Hearing HealthCare are proud to offer a full range of diagnostic and preventive hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales, and rehabilitative and preventive counseling. We are dedicated to keeping up to date on the latest improvements and technological advancements in the hearing industry and are committed to offering the most current options to our loyal patients.
We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having the most difficulty hearing. We will then collaborate with you to determine what the best solution will be to increase your ability to hear. Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important medical decisions you will ever make and the personal relationships you will develop with us here at Associates in Hearing HealthCare will continue long after your initial appointment. We understand that ongoing counseling, periodic adjustments, and regular hearing aid cleanings are vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment in better hearing and we are committed to being here to support all of those needs.
If you have any further questions regarding this information, please contact us!