How to Avoid Hearing Disorders[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On April 3, 2011 Under Tinnitus
There are different types of hearing disorders, but the most common are hearing loss, tinnitus, presbycusis, and hyperacusis. Some cases of audiological conditions are congenital. These cases cannot be prevented, but many cases of hearing impairment are preventable. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the delicateness of the human hearing. These are some of the tips to help you conserve your hearing and avoid the causes for ringing ears, hearing loss and the other types of ear problems.
1. Protect your ears from loud noise. Cases of hearing loss have gone up. In fact, it is fast becoming the top most common disabilities in adults. Gone are the days when only the elderly has hearing loss. In the modern time, the statistics of hearing impairment has crept to the younger generations—even to teens. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by loud noise exposure, and very few people know that. If only people know they should cover their ears when they hear loud sounds, many of them would have been spared from the lifetime ordeal of hearing impairment and the search for hearing loss and tinnitus remedies.
2. Wear earplugs. Ear muffs and earplugs are simple and cheap protective tools. You must wear them if you are constantly exposed to damaging noise. If you are working at noisy factories, you have to done these protective devices.
3. Use high quality headset. Low quality ear buds have been blamed for cases of hearing disorders in teens. Teens and young adults love playing songs on their iPods and portable music gadgets. What they don’t know is that they could turn the volume so high without everyone else noticing. What’s worse is that ear buds don’t filter ambient noise. As a result, the listener tends to compensate by turning the volume so loud, without them realizing it. High quality headphones have noise canceling feature that will forestall the need for turning up the volume to hear music amid the environmental noise or chatter.
4. Order hearing assessment. For ordinary people, hearing assessments can be obtained every 3 years. For people frequently exposed to potentially damaging noise, hearing assessments must be done at least once a year. Hearing tests monitors your hearing sensitivity in various frequencies and identifies presence of possible hearing loss. People who have already sustained some form of hearing loss should come back to their doctors for regular hearing assessment to monitor the progress of their hearing impairment whether it is hearing loss or ringing in the ears.
5. Do not insert anything into your ears. All right, in the attempt to clean your ears, you use cotton-tipped swabs. Worse, you use hairpins or sharp objects. These practices are downright discouraged. Ears have been wrecked by q-tips getting into the ears too deep. Majority of cases of eardrum injury are due to improper ear cleaning using pointed objects or cotton-tipped swabs. Overzealous ear cleaning can lead to hearing disorders.