Five simple steps for better hearing

Did you know small changes can go a long way in maintaining better hearing? Here are five simple tips to keep your hearing in tip-top shape.

1. Protect yourself by wearing earplugs or earmuffs when engaging in loud activities, such as concerts, operating machinery, etc.

2. Turn down the volume when watching TV, listening to the radio or wearing headphones. If the person next to you can hear music coming from your headphones, they’re too loud for your ears.

3. Give your ears a break. If you work in a noisy setting, make sure you take time each day to find a quiet place. It’s not always the volume that damages hearing – it can be the duration of exposure, too.

4. Avoid cotton swabs or like objects. Sticking these small items into your ears can cause wax to build up in the ear canal and actually block sound. Not to mention, you run the risk of accidentally injuring your ear drum by going too deep into the canal.

5. Get your hearing checked. An annual check-up can help identify hearing loss early so you can take steps to protect yourself against further loss.

© 2024 Audiology Professionals, Inc.. All right reserved. | Privacy Policy

The purpose of this hearing assessment and/or demonstration is for hearing wellness and to determine if the consumer may benefit from using hearing aids, which may include selling and fitting hearing aids. Products demonstrated may differ from products sold. Assessment conclusion is not a medical diagnosis and further testing may be required to diagnose hearing loss. The use of any hearing aid may not fully restore normal hearing and does not prevent future hearing loss. Hearing instruments may not meet the needs of all hearing-impaired individuals.