With the start of the new year, people begin to think of the future in the year ahead. A big part of the new year’s celebration is the promises we make to ourselves in the form of resolutions. One common factor for people who make resolutions is that improving health becomes a bigger priority each year. One area of health that many overlook is hearing. If you are focusing on health this year, make sure to prioritize these hearing health New Year resolutions if you are in any way concerned about it.
Hearing Health New Year Resolutions for 2023 (and Beyond)
Treat Health Matters Holistically
Keep in mind that your hearing health is linked to the rest of your health. Things like better diet and exercise may not seem like they affect your hearing, but in truth, they do. Due to the human body’s complexity, each part can affect many other areas, so it’s essential to focus on overall health. Making healthier habits a priority will significantly help improve your hearing health.
Understanding and perceiving potential dangers to your hearing can only go as far as you are able to protect it. If you find yourself exposed to loud sounds, having a pair of earplugs in your pocket or bag will eliminate any negative impact on your hearing. Consider noise-canceling headphones in public to reduce sounds from trains and construction. One of the simplest things that goes a long way to protect your hearing is to turn down the volume on personal devices to prevent straining your ears unintentionally.
Be Gentle On Your Ears
While keeping your ears clean is a good idea, too much or rough can be detrimental overall. Avoid objects like cotton swabs that could impact earwax resulting in an emergency visit to your doctor to get them cleaned properly. The better idea is to schedule ear cleaning in the first place to avoid problems.
Visit With Your Audiologist
Do yourself a favor and take a hearing test. It’s a vital checkup that shouldn’t be overlooked. As we age, it can become even more essential that hearing is regularly tested. It’s only possible to keep track of any potential issues by being tested. Early detection can be invaluable in terms of therapeutic treatments and prevention.