The start of a new year can bring a newfound desire to try new things and make changes to better ourselves. Whether you’re thinking about changes to your lifestyle, ways to improve your health, or new hobbies to try, there are many different New Year resolutions to consider.
When you set goals at the beginning of any year, it’s essential to make them realistic and achievable. That’s the only way you can continue to make positive changes sustainably throughout the year. When it comes to your hearing, several things can help to boost your hearing health and make a positive difference. Losing your hearing can be devastating and may never return, so taking steps now to protect it can pay off in the long run.
Here are some of the things you can try to do this year to help with healthier hearing.
Today, earphones are one of the most popular methods of listening to music. However, turning the volume up too loud can damage your hearing in the long run and even result in permanent hearing loss. The World Health Organization has estimated that more than a billion young adults across the world are at risk of permanent hearing loss because of the way they listen to audio.
Headphones that can be placed over your ears are thought to be healthier than earbuds that go inside the ear. Furthermore, limiting your earphone use to an hour a day and keeping the volume between 50-60% can help to protect your hearing health both in the short and long term. This year, you could decide to invest in better quality headphones or ensure you limit their use to 60 minutes a day.
Take Time to Relax
Just like we need to sleep and relax after a long day, our ears also need to rest and recover. If you’ve been exposed to loud music or noises for an extended period, your ears will need several hours to recover from this experience. Avoid going to concerts or loud festivals for more than one day in a row. This allows you to give your ears and the rest of your body some time to recuperate and reenergize for the next time around.
Taking time to relax also helps to reduce stress, which benefits your overall health including ear health. Tinnitus, a common ear health problem where people hear ringing in their ears, may even be caused in part by stress and anxiety.
When making resolutions this New Year, committing to a more relaxing lifestyle can benefit you in all sorts of ways.
Start Making a Positive Change
Getting help with your hearing can make a huge difference in your life. If you’re struggling with your hearing health or simply want to make sure it is in the best condition, you can get in touch with Countryside Hearing Aid Services. It’s time to make the next 12 months the year to improve your health!
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