Are you constantly pressing the volume button on your remote? Do you find yourself nodding along when really you haven’t heard the conversation at all?
If this is you, we’ve got great news. There are many easy, natural ways, you can care for your hearing. Here at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center, everything we do is centered around you and your hearing health.
Here are our 6 healthy habits to fight hearing loss:
Get up and go
Get up on your feet and get your body moving. Cardiovascular activities are not only great for your overall fitness and health but great for your ears too. Just 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week gets the blood pumping to your vital organs and ears increasing your chances of healthy hearing.
Turn that volume down. Resist the temptation to blast out your favorite song on the radio! It has been discovered that any sound above 85 decibels can cause issues. Don’t panic too much, most daily sounds are fine, but be particularly careful around loudspeakers, work equipment, fireworks and sirens.
Stress can cause a whole host of issues in our bodies, including our ears. Take time out of your day to relax and lower the risk of issues such as hearing loss or tinnitus. That really is music to our ears!
Feed your hearing health
Who knew diet can play a big part is your hearing health? There’s a whole host of vitamins and minerals vital to your hearing health such as folic acid, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. You can find these in a range of foods, from grains, fruit, and vegetables, to low-fat dairy and even some dark chocolate. For those of you who prefer to have them in supplement form, buy them from your local health store.
It’s time to quit
We all know smoking is bad for our health, for many different reasons, but did you know it also affects your hearing? Quitting now will benefit your body in so many ways including reducing your chance of hearing loss.
Finally, keep in check
A huge part of your hearing health is getting your ears checked. If you notice any changes or feel it’s time for a hearing MOT, don’t hesitate. Get yourself booked in with one of our Doctors of Audiology for a better hearing future.
Follow these 6 healthy habits and be well on your way towards better hearing health.
Dr. JJ Martinez served active duty in the United States Marine Corps before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005 and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2010. He completed internships at North Oaks Hospital, Tulane University Hospital, and several audiology practices in the greater New Orleans area as well as a year long externship with a private practice in Hammond, LA. Dr. Martinez is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.