Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Even if you aren’t someone that publicly makes their resolutions, you probably want to a live a healthier, happier life in 2017. As you think about how you can improve your lifestyle, consider what you can to do maintain and protect your ears. Taking care of your hearing is an important health issue that shouldn’t go overlooked. Here are a few things you might want to add to your list of New Year’s resolutions.
Turn Down the Volume
Repeated exposure to loud noises is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Even occasional loud noises can do irreversible damage to the nerves in your inner ear. Things like loud concerts, lawnmowers, gunfire, and construction work can all harm your hearing. If you cannot avoid exposure, consider investing in some quality earplugs to help block out noisy environments. If you frequently wear earbuds or headphones, make sure that you keep them at or below 60% of the maximum volume, and ensure that you are giving your ears a “break” after listening for extended periods of time.
Get Your Hearing Tested
If you’ve never had your hearing tested or it’s been awhile, now is the time to schedule your next appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask a professional for advice if you are suffering from issues such as hearing loss or tinnitus. A hearing care professional can evaluate your hearing and determine the best path forward to protect or improving your hearing health.
Invest in a Hearing Aid Solution
Did you know that only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one? Often times people will experience hearing problems for up to 5-7 years before they actually seek help. Hearing aid technology has made great strides in recent years, so it’s worth investigating what kind of solutions are out there that could improve your overall quality of life. If you know you’re suffering from hearing loss and haven’t yet looked into treatment options, make it a priority for the new year.
Better Hearing Starts with Canary Hearing
Are you experiencing hearing loss? Canary Hearing can help. We are a family owned and operated hearing aid dispensing practice with over 40 years of professional hearing correction experience. Our full time hearing care professionals can assist you in selecting and fitting the right hearing aids to help you start living life to the fullest. Get in touch with Canary Hearing today or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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