5 things you can do for your Hearing Health

5 things you can do for your Hearing Health

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For most people, hearing health isn't front of mind when you think about your overall wellness.

Generally, in terms of wellness, we tend to focus on eating healthier, exercising or being more mindful. Yet, one aspect that is often overlooked is our hearing health.

Noise is all around us, and we can fail to recognise the impact these sounds can have on our hearing, potentially causing permanent damage.

Fortunately, there are many things we can do to prevent hearing damage and protect our hearing health. Here are 5 healthy hearing habits your future self will thank you for.

Tip 1: Turn it down!

We are all guilty of listening to our music a little too loud. However, if you’re looking to protect your hearing health, it’s time to watch the volume. Don’t forget, it’s also important to take regular listening breaks to ensure your brain and ears have adequate time to recover.

Tip 2: Use hearing protection

From mowing the lawn at home, power tools at work, or going out to concerts and festivals, exposure to loud noises is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. That’s why ear plugs or muffs can be our best accessories!

Tip 3: Don't put anything smaller than your elbow into your ears

This includes cotton earbuds! Despite common misconception, our ears don’t need to be regularly cleaned. In fact, the wax in our ear canals works to protect our delicate middle and inner ear structures. Chat with your doctor or find an audiologist if your ears feel blocked or itchy or if you have any other concerns.

Tip 4: Know the signs and symptoms

Check in with yourself! Looking out for the early signs of hearing loss is a key step to prevention. Early changes to our hearing can include difficulty hearing conversations with background noise or trouble hearing the TV. If you catch yourself relying on subtitles to watch TV or if you’ve been told you have the TV too loud - it might be time for a hearing check. The earlier you access intervention and support, the less impact it is likely to have on your long-term quality of life. 

Tip 5: Invest in personalised headphones

Our A-02 Headphones use a hearing check algorithm that tailors sound your unique hearing profile - making them the ultimate listening device. These innovative headphones are perfect for people of all hearing abilities including those with hearing loss or sensory challenges, or anyone who wants a tailored listening experience.

Finally, get your hearing checked!

Even if we know what to look out for, changes to our hearing are usually so gradual we don’t even notice. That’s why it’s important to have our hearing checked regularly. Start looking after your hearing health today, find your local hearing clinic.