4 Tips for Healthy Ears

Your ears play an important role in your overall well-being and health. It's crucial for anyone of any age to practice good ear health. Practicing good ear health will ensure you are being proactive about your hearing - and well-being - now and for the future. Your ears don't only provide you with hearing, they are also home to your sense of balance and help your brain process information. You need your ears to feel your absolute best, so be sure to take care of them by following the tips below.

Tips to Keep Your Ears Healthy

  1. Wear hearing protection when you are exposed to loud noise.
  2. Don't use cotton swabs in your ears.
  3. Limit your exposure to loud music.
  4. Schedule annual hearing exams.

Why Does Good Ear Health Matter?

Taking care of your hearing and your ear health is a crucial part of taking care of your overall well-being. One of the best ways to be proactive against hearing loss is to protect your ears from loud noise. Any noise above 80 dB (decibels) can be dangerous for your hearing. It's important to wear hearing protection such as earplugs or noise plugs to prevent dangerously loud sound from affecting your hearing. Whether you are at a live music event, mowing the lawn, or watching fireworks, its important to wear the proper ear protection.

If you enjoy listening to music through your earbuds it is also important to not turn up the volume too high. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the main causes of hearing loss in young adults. If you like to listen to music, be sure to keep the volume under 80 decibels.

In addition to limiting your exposure to loud noise, it is also important to keep your ears free of harmful objects, such as cotton swabs. Many people believe cotton swabs are used for cleaning the ear, but that is not true. Earwax will work its way out of your ear naturally as the ears are self-cleaning. Cotton swabs can cause more harm by pushing the earwax further into the ear canal or by scraping the inside of your ear. If you think you have a build-up of earwax, then visit us. We can safely remove your earwax and help you hear clearly again.

Schedule Your Annual Hearing Exam

In order to be proactive about your ear health it is important to have your hearing checked regular by a certified hearing specialist. We can help you by testing your hearing annually to be sure there are no signs of hearing loss present. Together, we can keep your ears - and your hearing - healthy. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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