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As the holiday parties wane, the daunting task of thinking of a great New Year’s Resolution for 2017 hits you.
Maybe you’re thinking of going to the gym to finally drop 20 pounds.
Maybe you’re pledging to take care of yourself better by getting a massage or taking more time to rest.
Maybe you’re deciding 2017 is finally the year you eat better.
No matter what resolutions you take on, consider thinking about your hearing in 2017.
Taking care of your hearing is just as important as eating healthy, working out, and nurturing your mental wellbeing. Your ears function along with all the other parts of you! Don’t neglect them in 2017.
You might think you’re hearing perfectly now, but why not make it even better?
Here are three ways to improve your hearing in 2017.
If you’re going to Times Square to see the ball drop, or just a concert sometime in the future, consider bringing a set of earplugs in your pocket.
Earplugs and earmuffs protect your hearing by muffling loud noises to a safer level. It’s a simple and effective way to improve the way you hear and keep hearing loss at bay.
Being around loud noise for extended periods of time can cause damage to your ears. We recommend avoiding loud noise if you can, so take breaks from it if at all possible.
Earbud headphones, although trendy and widely used, aren’t necessarily safe for our sensitive ears.
It’s fine to listen to music periodically, but prolonged listening to loud music with earbud headphones can definitely be harmful to your hearing. There are some studies that have shown that hearing loss can occur in minutes of listening when the volume is turned up too high!
Instead, use noise-cancelling headphones. They work much better at drowning out background noise, and they allow you to listen to your music at a lower volume.
Smoking can cause lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. As if those aren’t reason enough to quit, you can now add hearing loss to that list.
People who smoke are twice as likely to experience hearing loss. It can cause tissue damage to your inner ear, and it can even affect the auditory nerve and how you interpret noises.
It isn’t an easy habit to shake, but it will be worth it for your hearing health.
January brings with it a chance to start the year off on the right foot. Better health, better fitness, better well-being. Why not start off with improved hearing, too?
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If you’re experiencing a disruption or loss in your hearing, give us a call. We promise a 100% clarity guarantee.
A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center would love to see you take care of yourself, and that includes taking care of, protecting, and improving your hearing. The new year is the perfect opportunity to begin your step to healthy hearing.