The countdown begins, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new. What better way to start the year than improving your hearing health?
We all deal with a lot each day, it really is no different for your ears. Whether it’s the volume turned up on your favourite song, or those new year fireworks popping, we really do put our ears through a lot.
Good news though – it’s much easier than you think to protect your hearing health.
Moisture inside your ear can lead to infection and can damage your hearing temporarily. Keep them as dry as you can, perhaps a shower cap next time you fancy relaxing in the tub.
The most common way to damage your ears is through exposure to loud noises and unfortunately it is usually irreversible, so the best way around this is to protect yourself. So if you’ll be watching the fireworks this new year, it’s important to wear ear protection, whether that is earplugs, or ear defenders.
Are you planning to go to a concert this holiday season? Or maybe you’re planning to have a singalong with your friends at a party? Protecting your hearing can be as simple as taking a few steps back from the speakers, or simply turning it a few notches down. It can make a bigger difference than you might think.
Keep them in
If you are wearing hearing aids the majority of the time, you are actually strengthening the nerves and neurons in your hearing centre like muscles. When you take them out, it’s like taking a break from the gym and your hearing will weaken. Try to keep them in as much as possible. These days, hearing aids are so small and discreet, you will barely even know they’re there.
One of the best and most thorough ways to look after your hearing is to book an appointment with an Audiologist like Doctor Kupfer, Mill Basin’s leading hearing care provider. Not only can you have a full hearing screening and check, you can have the best and most up to date treatment available to you. With compact, discreet hearing aids to suit all budgets and lifestyles, you’ll be on your way to better hearing health in no time, so why wait?
Dr. Hadassah Kupfer is a highly qualified and community-focused Audiologist, serving the Mill Basin community. Her extremely friendly and relationship-focused approach combines the expertise and resources of a high-end city practice with the comfort and warmth of a community physician. Both of Hadassah’s parents are doctors, along with many other relatives who also practice a range of medical professions.