As we grow older, some of us have started to feel that our hearing is weakening. It doesn’t have to be so for everyone. If you have not felt your hearing levels dropping, yet its great. You must now follow some good practices that can help you safeguard your hearing. An ENT specialist lists out a few simple tips to follow in the article below. Happy hearing. Team RetyrSmart
Follow these simple tips to protect your hearing
Here are 7 ways to safeguard your hearing:
1. Try to avoid loud places
It is not advisable to go to places where you have to shout to be heard such as in a street, a concert or a construction site.
2. Buy low noise rating equipment
The equipment in your house will make sounds that you hear the most. Try to avoid these equipment by buying appliances with a low noise rating.
3. Wear hearing protection at loud places
However, it is true that it is not always possible to avoid loud noises. This is when you need to get hearing protection. Earplugs and earmuffs are two of the best ways to make sure that even when you are in a loud place, your hearing does not get affected. Earplugs and earmuffs generally reduce sound by 15 to 30 decibels which may be crucial to make sure that later in your life, you do not lose your hearing.
4. Avoid smoke
5. Remove earwax properly
6. Avoid medications which reduce hearing
7. Get your hearing tested
Finally, get your hearing tested as identifying the problem early on can help stop worsen the situation