At the beginning of a new year, health-related resolutions are commonly prioritized, with many individuals focusing on goals like exercising more or adopting a healthier diet. Unfortunately, the significance of maintaining good hearing health is often overlooked. Despite being a crucial aspect of our daily lives, the value of our ability to hear is often underestimated, and people tend to neglect its care until issues arise.
At Lake Shore Audiology, our objective is to enhance your overall quality of life by promoting better hearing. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on healthy hearing habits and preventative measures that can be implemented to safeguard against potential hearing loss in the future.
Schedule a Hearing Appointment
A common misconception is you should only schedule hearing appointments when you are experiencing hearing loss. However, it is important to schedule appointments on a regular basis, as you may not even know you had hearing loss. Appointments allows for early detection and treatment ahead of time to prevent hearing loss from worsening over time. Take action this 2024 and schedule a hearing appointment today.
Protect Your Ears From Noise Exposure
According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require rehabilitation. Noise exposure can be very damaging, and even may cause permanent hearing loss. If you work in a noisy industry, and your career exposes you to loud noises on a day-to-day basis, it is critical you protect your ears and wear earplugs. Top careers known to contribute to hearing loss include dentistry, farming, sports coaches, factory workers, musicians, and construction workers. Don’t take chances with your hearing health. Protect your hearing on the job by wearing hearing protection in loud environments!
Make Time to Socialize With Friends
Hearing loss has been proven to impact mental health negatively. Due to the challenge hearing loss adds to socializing, many individuals will isolate themselves to avoid having too converse with others. This may seem like the easier decision, but it actually will lead to depression and feelings of loneliness. Make it your goal each month to spend time with friends.
Regular exercise is extremely important for your overall health, and helps to boost your mood, increase your energy, help you sleep better, and keeps you more mobile. Did you know that regular exercise is also important for your hearing and can even help to prevent hearing loss?
Regular exercise contributes to enhanced circulation of blood needed to supply the bones and muscles of the inner ear. Individuals with high cardiovascular health and fitness levels have been found to maintain better hearing well into old age compared to those who do not work out.
While exercise is not a cure for hearing loss, it may be a preventative measure to maintain better health. Regular physical health can also improve mental health, leading to a better quality of life.
Our expert audiologists at Lake Shore Audiology can help you improve the quality of your life, and allow you to be your best self this 2024. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 716-674-4188. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!