This is a guest post by John O'Connor These are good tips for us to pass along to our hearing children, friends and family. While many of us may not be able to hear, we should be able to pass along healthy tips to help preserve the hearing of others, and to help preserve any little hearing some of us may have left. Thank you John for being a guest and sharing these helpful tips with us.
Maintaining healthy hearing is not something that people think about every day. Because hearing is such a natural thing, many people do not give it a second thought until there becomes a noticeable hearing problem and medical attention must be sought in order to find a solution. How a person lives can play a big role in a person’s overall health, and this includes hearing health as well.
Manage Communications and Media/Entertainment Volume Control
Many people can relate to the story of growing up with parents or grandparents who were hard of hearing. This often led to young children growing up listening to television and radio programs turned up extremely loud so the adults in the home with hearing problems could hear what was being played. As a result, numerous children have lost a portion of their hearing by the time they reached adolescence. Adjusting the volume and taking control over the volume around a home is a great way to begin managing your hearing health.
Keeping the volume turned to a moderate level on TV, car radios, electronic devices, and cell phones will help a person to maintain healthy hearing for a prolonged time. Many people in modern times remain “plugged in” as often as possible. By “plugged in”, it is meant that a large number of people use entertainment and communication devices excessively.
Falling asleep with headsets on listening to loud or medium-volume music can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s hearing. Constantly leaving a cell phone or other communication device on a high volume can potentially be harmful to the way a person hears. Keeping electronic devices turned as low as possible and still function will be a big step towards maintaining positive hearing health.
Dealing with Partial Loss of Hearing
For numerous reasons, there are many times when people lose their hearing from natural causes, work environments, and other sources that cannot always be helped. When partial hearing is lost, all hope is not lost. Many times, a person’s ability to hear can be restored through the use of hearing aids. Hearing aids are used by both children and adults who experience problems hearing fully on their own.
Seeking out medical advice and treatment is recommended for individuals who are currently experiencing a loss of hearing. Addressing the problem quickly and speaking to a medical professional about options and how to manage hearing health is a great way to be proactive and to make sure a person is doing all he or she can to care for their hearing health.