Prevention

hearingProtect your hearing and prevent hearing loss.

Sound connects us to the world. Hearing is a precious part of nature that you should work to protect. Read further to figure out the many ways to protect your hearing health and prevent hearing loss.

Common causes of hearing loss

There are several common causes of hearing loss.  They include: 

  • Excessive exposure to loud noises
  • Certain cancers
  • Blockages
  • Viral infections
  • Neurological disorders
  • Normal aging

Tips on how to protect your hearing

Wear ear protection

Excessive exposure to loud noises will result in eventual hearing loss. It is important to avoid loud noises when possible. Wearing proper ear protection when working with loud machinery and when in loud situations.

Check your hearing

You should be receiving a yearly hearing test to monitor any hearing loss or changes in your hearing. Visit one of our LifeSound Hearing centers for your hearing exam.

Monitor ear wax

Ear wax is necessary to protect the ear canal and help to control the moisture. However, if ear wax builds to the point where it is blocking the ear canal, this may have to be addressed by a medical professional.

Feeling stuffy or congested?

If you feel “stuffy” or “congested” avoid significant pressure changes such as flying in an airplane of scuba diving.

Diet and Exercise

Diet has been shown to play a role in hearing loss. Exercise is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Reduce nicotine

The nicotine in cigarettes has been found to affect hearing loss. In fact, studies show that smokers have a high rate of hearing loss.

Minimize ototoxic medication use

Several medications including over the counter (OTC) pain relievers and diuretics can be considered ototoxic which means that they may affect hearing loss. Talk to your doctor about the side effects of your medcations.

Professionals who should protect their hearing

List of professions that should consider wearing ear protection:

  • Airport workers
  • Musicians
  • Factory Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Military personal

Ask Our Specialists

Do you have questions? Our hearing professionals will gladly answer any of your questions.