Monday, July 16, 2012

TIPS TO PREVENT HEARING LOSS & PRESERVE HEALTH


Today, we are excited to share with you a blog submitted by someone who follows us online.  John O'Connor is passionate about healthy aging and living a healthy lifestyle.  His father and grandfathers along with many other family members and friends suffer from hearing loss, and John feels that there is a general lack of understanding surrounding the issue and that it is our job to spread awareness! We thank John for submitting his blog and are happy to share it with our followers. As HEARING is essential for speech this information is important to adults & children!.

Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss and Preserve Health

Exposure to loud noises can result in hearing loss. Free radicals form when people are exposed to loud noises for extended periods of time. Luckily, there are some ways to prevent hearing loss that results from external stressors. Here are a few prevention tips that will help to preserve hearing health:

Schedule Regular Hearing Exams

Physicians can often catch problems before they develop into full-blown hearing loss. A regular exam will allow physicians to make recommendations to patients about how to improve hearing health.  This may include avoiding stressors, taking breaks from noise and taking supplements to fight free radicals.

Take Supplements

Vitamin D, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and vitamin E all help prevent hearing loss. Internal prevention is the first stage of defense in the fight against hearing loss. Poor health conditions such as diabetes will increase chances of developing hearing loss. A balanced and healthy diet complete with these vitamins will decrease hearing loss in most people.

Wear Protective Earplugs

Protective earplugs can help people prevent hearing loss. Protective ear-wear should be worn at work in a factory, on a construction site, at a concert, mowing the lawn, in a salon or in other environments with prolonged exposure to high–decibel, noise-producing devices.

Avoid Loud Noise

Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to learn about the safe decibel levels in every work environment. If your work environment exceeds these levels, contact the appropriate person to rectify the situation.

Control the Volume

Harmful noise levels can affect hearing. Turn the music down on the radio, television and other devices to prevent premature hearing loss.

 Stop Smoking

People who smoke are more likely to suffer hearing loss. Quit smoking with smoking-cessation devices or patches and improve chances of maintaining hearing.

Remove Earwax with Drops
One safe way to remove earwax is to soften ear wax with baby oil. The baby oil can be dispensed into the ear with an eye dropper. Repeat the process for six days, and on the sixth day, switch to water. Tilt the head to the side, and the ear wax should be removed with the water. After the water process is complete, follow the process with alcohol. This should completely remove all earwax and leave the ears refreshed.

Blow the Nose Gently

Blowing the nose too hard could affect the ability to hear. Blowing the nose gently will not cause additional stress on the ears that may result in problems.

Protect Your Ears. Protect Your Health

Loss of hearing can result in depression and dementia. This is frustrating and may affect a person’s overall quality of life. Instead of taking a risk of hearing loss, take precautions, avoid wearing hearing aids and preserve your hearing.



2 comments:

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Alma Mott said...

Become aware of noise. There’s noise all over the place – at work, at home and at leisure. If you want to know more about noise at work, then you must check the OSHA website here. However, the point is that most of us are not aware about noise sources. Noise has become part of our life and we have ceased to care about it. Music systems, TV, kitchen noise, crowds, concerts, iPods, occupational-related noise, and more, keep impacting us adversely, and therefore we must become very conscious of where noise is coming from. This is the first step towards preventing hearing loss. cool ageexperts website

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