Why Ear Care Matters
Hearing loss may occur in a variety of different ways. Conductive hearing loss, which is the most common type in children, occurs when there are problems with your outer or middle ear. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage caused to the sensory cells of the inner ear, or if you’re exposed to loud sounds for an extended period of time. Mixed hearing loss, which can occur in different parts of your ear, is a combination of the two. So be sure to have your ears checked regularly. After all, ear care not only improves your hearing health, but your overall health as well. Get started today by schedule an appointment at Vr Speech And Hearing Clinic & get a free hearing test.
Ears – ways to protect your hearing
There are some simple things you can do to help stop loud noises from permanently damaging your hearing, no matter how old you are.
Keep the Volume Down: Young people all seem to be walking around with earbuds or headphones attached to their music players or smartphones and tablets to watch movies or play games. They also tend to use earbuds or clip-ons to talk on the phone. Trying to keep the volume down will lower the risk of hearing becoming damaged over time.
Give Your Ears a Break: Don’t listen to music every waking moment of the day. Try to relax without media switched on.
Take Medications Only as Directed: Some medications can actually affect your hearing. Be sure to read all the instructions and literature that comes with any new medicine you take.
Keep Your Ears Dry: This will help avoid muffled sounds, fungus, and swimmer’s ear, where water can go deeper into the ear and cause infection or damage. Use a corner of your towel to dry your ear, but don’t poke it in the ear canal.
Stress Less: Stress has been linked to ringing in the ears (known as tinnitus), which can become permanent.
Work Out More: Exercise is good for your hearing provided you are not doing it with the music blasting. Aerobics pumps health-giving oxygen to all parts of the body.
Get Regular Check-ups: The doctor will usually examine your ears as part of an annual physical. If you have any ear symptoms, go to a doctor – the sooner a potential problem is discovered, the better.
Other suggestions on ear care
- Reduce the risk of ear infections by treating upper respiratory tract infections promptly.
- Avoid swimming in dirty water.
- Dry your ears after bathing.
At Vr Speech And Hearing Clinic`s, our highly skilled hearing care professional, staff of physicians and care providers is dedicated to your personal care. We offer a wide array of services, treating everything from routine ear infections to complex head and neck surgery with the most sophisticated, state-of-the art treatments available today.