Making Sure Hearing Loss Doesn’t Get Any Worse[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On December 3, 2010 Under Tinnitus
Hearing loss can get worse if you don’t take care of yourself, and taking good care of your hearing and preventing hearing loss is something you should realize out of common sense. Most people lose their hearing because of their carelessness.
In a few decades, the number of young people with mild hearing loss has increased and this is due to exposure to noise. Mild hearing loss can become worse with further exposure to damaging noise. If you are already suffering from mild impairment, avoid traffic noises, loud speakers, firecracker noise, and loud music. You must make sure that the sound generating appliances at home are played at moderate volume.
Ototoxic medications can make your experience even worse. Aspirin, some antibiotics, antihistamines, and other prescription drugs can cause ototoxic symptoms—tinnitus and further hearing loss. Ask your doctor for drugs that are safe for your ears. If you happen to experience ringing in the ears or dizziness after taking a drug for some time, take this drug to your doctor for evaluation.
Have a regular visit with your audiologist for assessment. Regular hearing test should be done to find out if your hearing impairment is getting worse.
Many people with hearing loss also suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears. If you are suffering from ringing in the ears, ask for medical treatment for tinnitus, which may be prescribed by your doctor.