Having the ability to hear is a blessing, so it is vital that you properly care for your ears. A key component to understanding the world around you, the state of your hearing has a direct effect on your overall well-being. With that in mind, you should take every opportunity to care for and protect your ears, so you can continue to enjoy the gift of hearing.
To help you better take care of what you have, we will teach you some healthy hearing tips. Check out some of the easy ways you can protect and improve your hearing.
1. Watch Out for Excessive Noise
Chances are you have heard this advice before, but it’s worth repeating. It is sound advice, especially considering hearing loss that occurs from excessive noise is preventable. All it takes is some foresight and a good pair of earmuffs, headphones, or ear plugs. If you are listening to music through earbuds, make sure you follow the 60/60 rule. This means you play your music at 60% volume, for 60 minutes.
2. Ward Off Infections
Currently, it’s cold outside, and you know what that means? Cooler temperatures mean cold and flu is here, which often results in an increase in sick days. However, this also usually means a higher risk for ear infections. To help fend off sickness, eat nutritious foods to stay healthy, practice good hygienic habits, and try to stay warm.
3. Get Some Exercise
Scheduling in time to exercise daily is an excellent way to keep both your mind and body in shape. Luckily, with modern technology, there are applications available for your smartphone or tablet that you can use to help improve your hearing. There’s no need for a gym for these workouts. There are apps available that will work out your ears. Just download, install and go!
4. Stay Warm
Outside is cold and chilly, and even though it can be hard to remember sometimes, it is essential that you cover your ears before you go outside into the cold. The issue here is not just comfort related (even though cold ears do hurt!), but problems often occur from overexposure to moisture, the wind, and the cold. So, don’t leave the house this winter without a hat, scarf, or a without a pair of earmuffs on!