Through documenting sounds, we can know what is going on around us, navigate our way, listen to music and be careful and avoid dangers. But while for most of us the sense of hearing is a basic and obvious fact, this sense is based on a well-oiled and efficient machine consisting of three parts in our ears which each play an essential role in normal hearing, the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The sense of hearing is precious and essential but over the years it has disappeared from our lives. Today more than ever our ears are required to be strong to overcome the obstacles and challenges we face. We have compiled useful tips for you to reduce your risk of hearing loss. Here are three ways to support your hearing health. 

Avoid Exposure to Loud Noise in All Circumstances 

We all have exposure to loud music and sounds from time to time. For example, loud sirens passing by, road digging in our street and airplanes. In moderation, these do not damage our hearing. However, if you have constant exposure, as with most things, it will cause long-term issues. 

The most significant danger is in clubs and parties where the noise easily reaches 110 decibels and in loud performances even 120 decibels. If you find yourself in an environment where your friends have to yell into your ears for you to hear, then it’s time for a break. Imagine how loud you and distressing it would be for someone to yell in your ear in a quiet environment.

This is not healthy for our ears. If you have already been exposed to noise above the recommended levels make sure to take a significant break of silence to let your ears recover. You can wear earmuffs or ear plugs also to help diminish the sound. 

If you work in a loud environment, such as within construction, then you can request earmuffs. Be sure to evaluate in advance for these situations with appropriate protective equipment. You do not want to be caught out at work in a situation that could lead to hearing loss – or tinnitus

Turn Down Your Headphones! 

Music is life, we all love to play music! Your ears are adjusted to a certain level of intensity and when you cause it to experience a load of sound, the hearing is impaired. Therefore, be sure to hear music at 50%. Music affects the functioning of the left brain and the functioning of our right brain, by stimulating each part of them, each sound in a different region.

This makes them sharper and so do your hearing abilities. Do not expose your ears to loud music directly into the ears with headphones. Keep the music at medium to low sound. This will greatly assist. If you also minimize the amount of time you have your headphones in, it will be of benefit. Earbuds can also cause pain in the ears, so be sure to take notes and use headphones if necessary. 

Exercise and Diet

You may not be aware that your fitness level and your diet contribute to your hearing. As with every other bodily function, how we behave and what we eat have a direct effect. Exercise increases blood flow to all areas of your body, including the ears. If your goal is to take care of your ears, your indirect goal is to take care of the brain and physical disregard is insufficient for it. The physical activity of the brain requires sitting and usually a page and a pen. Therefore, try to solve puzzles, crossword puzzles, sudoku and memory games. The more you persevere, the more you will notice that suddenly everything sounds clearer. Focus on general exercise also, such as walking, cycling, or Yoga. 

Proper nutrition is also vital. Some foods are even recommended to eat more for better hearing health. The top one is magnesium. A large majority of people don’t have enough magnesium in their diets.

It helps in the process of producing the nucleic acids of DNA, essential for energy production due to helping to break down carbohydrates into sugars inside the cell and in combination with calcium. It also helps the muscles and nerves function normally. Because magnesium contributes to energy production, it accelerates circulation which in turn assists your ears and hearing. 

For more information on better hearing and booking in for a hearing test today, please look at: Quality Hearing Aid Center and call us today at (248) 430-8791.