Hearing loss is a common occurrence with research
predicting that by 2050 nearly one in ten people will have hearing loss. But
there is still hope because it can be prevented; these simple tips may
help you avoid hearing damage and go on to live a full and melodious life.
Too much loud noise can be
harmful, with the risk depending on two factors, how loud and for how long. If
you experience ringing in your ears or dull hearing after listening to loud
music, then you may be causing damage to your ears and it would be best to turn
the volume down.
Have your hearing tested
regularly to avoid any unexpected changes such as ear infections.
Turn it down, whether that be
your personal music device, the radio or tv.
Avoid inserting fingers or any
objects such as towels or cotton wool in your ear as they can push wax further
down the canal.
If you know you are going to be
surrounded by loud noises such as construction work, then make sure you wear
earplugs to lessen the impact.
Avoid swimming in dirty water
as bacteria can arise and an infection can occur.
A confined space such as a car
can be negatively damaging to your hearing if you are constantly listening to
loud music, its best to reduce the level of noise to avoid any later