World Hearing Day is held on March 3rd each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Our sense of hearing is complex and delicate, and it plays a critical role in both our physical and mental well-being.While the field of audiology has made impressive advances in hearing aid technology and recognizing signs of hearing loss, there are also easy hearing care steps you can take on your own that may help promote healthy hearing.
There are the 3 main types of Hearing Loss:
1.)Conductive hearing loss occurs when sounds cannot get through the outer and middle ear.
2.)Sensorineural hearing loss occurs with inner ear damage or problems with the nerves leading from the inner ear to the brain.
3.)Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.
The good news is, there are some simple and effective steps you can take to improve your overall ear health. Here are 10 tips on how you can help to improve your hearing and prevent hearing loss:
✅ Avoid loud noises
✅ Keep your ears dry
✅ Be aware of excess ear wax build up
✅ Avoid cotton swaps and other small objects
✅ Get regular hearing screenings
✅ Protect your ears from the cold
✅ Be cautious of the side effects of certain medications
✅ Exercise Daily
✅ Stop smoking
✅ Vitamins – The right balance of vitamins and minerals has been shown to improve quality of hearing. Folic acid, B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc