Do you take your ears for granted? Have you ever stopped to think about what your life might be like without the privilege of full hearing?
While ears don’t typically require much care to keep them healthy, it does pay to protect them from loud noises and substances, such as water, wherever possible. Doing so could prevent any potential hearing loss now or in the future and may even stop you from suffering from a condition such as Tinnitus (characterized by a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears), which can be enormously debilitating.
If you are already suffering from Tinnitus, however, you may be looking for treatments to alleviate your symptoms, and with Manchester Lenire Tinnitus Treatment, you can do that. Schedule a consultation with a registered audiologist to learn more about this innovative and convenient new form of therapy.
For those who wish to do more to protect their precious ears, here are nine things you can do:
1. Protect your ears from loud music
If attending gigs and festivals is your thing, use earplugs to stifle the sound or remove yourself from the loud music at regular intervals.
2. Avoid high volumes of personal music players
Music played consistently high volumes can cause Tinnitus; 60% volume is recommended for devices such as MP3s and for no longer than 60 minutes daily.
3. Listen to the TV and radio at lower volumes
While surround sound systems have encouraged us to use cinematic sound in our homes, listening to our favorite music or watching high-voltage action movies can have long-term effects on your hearing and may even lead to Tinnitus.
4. Don’t put up with excessive noise at work
If you’re forced to work under noisy conditions with no concern about any discomfort or pain it may be causing you or the risk of any long-term hearing problems, you should speak up to your manager.
5. Avoid cotton buds and candling
Using cotton buds to clean your ears may push wax down into your ear canal and cause a blockage or impaction, which can cause conditions such as Tinnitus, dizziness, or earache. Instead, allow the earwax to carry out its job of trapping dust and dirt before it naturally moves itself to the outer ear, dries up, and falls out.
Ear candling can also do more harm than good, leading to a blockage or impaction, a loss of hearing, or a damaged eardrum.
6. Try to control your stress levels
Stress and anxiety can devastate many things, from our blood flow and nerves to our body heat, and all of that can make you more susceptible to developing a condition such as Tinnitus.
7. Stop your ears from getting wet
Naturally warm and moist, the ear canal is the perfect place for fungi and bacteria to thrive. Try to keep your ears as dry as possible following showering or swimming, for example.
8. Schedule regular hearing tests
Think of a hearing test as a health check-up for your ears, and by having them checked annually as a minimum, you can help keep your ears and hearing in tip-top condition. If a hearing test diagnoses you with Tinnitus, you can explore the treatment options offered by Lenire Tinnitus Therapy in Manchester, and work towards alleviating your symptoms.
9. Stay active
Regular exercise is all it takes to help keep your entire body healthy, and by pumping the blood around your body as part of your fitness regime, you can increase blood flow to your ears and help them function at their best for longer.
Schedule an appointment with your local audiologist for more simple and effective ways to preserve your ears and hearing and to reduce the risk of developing a condition such as Tinnitus.
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