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Pizza is a fascinating thing. As long as it meets a few standard criteria (crust, sauce, cheese, etc.) whatever the toppings, it’s still pizza. That’s also like hearing loss. Symptoms and manifestations are a consequence of many different issues – loud noises, genetics, age, ear blockages – but as long as you have trouble hearing sounds, it’s still hearing loss.

Stopping the damage is normally the first step to take when you begin to notice hearing loss. This is just one basic measure you can take to safeguard your hearing from further damage.

Tip 1: Keep your ears clean

Remember when your parents used to always ask “did you wash behind your ears”? But when it comes to the health of your hearing, it’s the inner ear, not behind the ears, that we’re worried about.

Keeping your ears free of wax accumulation can help your hearing in a few different ways:

  • Your ability to hear can be impeded by swelling which is caused by profound ear infection as a result of dirty ears. Your functional hearing will usually return when then the infection goes away.
  • When wax accumulation becomes significant, it can block sound waves from reaching your inner ear. Because of this, your ability to hear becomes weakened.
  • After a while, neglected hearing loss affects your brain and your ability to interpret sounds.
  • If you wear hearing aids, earwax will also interfere with their functionality. If this occurs you might think that your hearing is getting even worse.

If you notice earwax buildup, it’s absolutely not suggested that you dig around in there with a cotton swab. Cotton swabs can jam the earwax further up into the ear canal and can trigger even more damage. Instead, use over-the-counter ear drops.

Tip 2: Try to avoid loud noises that could lead to hearing loss

This one is so intuitive it almost doesn’t need to be on this list. The issue is that most individuals have no clue what a “loud noise” actually is. It’s not just blaring speakers or loud rock concerts that damage your ears, freeway driving can be loud enough to harm your ears over a long period of time. The motor on your lawnmower can be pretty taxing on your ears as well. And when you’re out celebrating the 4th of July, be cautious to protect your hearing!

Here are some useful ways to eliminate noise damage:

  • When you’re streaming movies or listening to tunes, watch your headphone volume. When you’re listening at harmful levels, most phones have built-in alerts.
  • Wearing ear protection when loud situations are unavoidable. Do you work on a loud factory floor? Do you really want to go to that rock concert? That’s cool. Just wear the correct ear protection. Modern earmuffs and earplugs give ample protection.
  • When volume levels get too loud, you can use an app on your phone to alert you.

So if you go to a noisy event and your hearing feels fine after, that doesn’t mean it is, because hearing loss is often a slow progression. Only a hearing specialist can let you know if you have hearing loss.

Tip 3: Treat any hearing loss you may have

Hearing loss generally accumulates over time. So, the sooner you catch the damage, the better you’ll be able to prevent further damage. So in terms of hearing loss, this is why having it treated is so significant. Effective treatments (on which you follow through) will put your hearing in the best possible state.

Here’s how treatments work:

  • Some, but not all damage can be prevented by hearing aids. For instance, hearing aids will stop you from cranking your television volume up so loud it harms your ears. Hearing can prevent further deterioration of your hearing by preventing this kind of damage.
  • Brain strain, social isolation, and other hearing loss-related health problems can be prevented by hearing aids.
  • We will help you avoid further damage by supplying you with individualized advice and guidelines.

Limit hearing loss – it will benefit you in the long run

While it’s true that hearing loss can’t be cured, in many instances, hearing loss treatment is one of the principal ways to prevent it. The correct treatment will help you maintain your current degree of hearing and prevent it from getting worse.

In the years to come you will be providing yourself with the best chance for healthy hearing if you get hearing loss treatment from us, use hearing protection, and practice quality hygiene!

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