World Hearing Day
World Hearing Day took place this past Sunday, on March 3, 2019. Sivantos, the leader in hearing technology, accompanied the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health, ear and hearing care organizations around the globe to highlight the significance of identifying hearing loss and intervening immediately.
It has been estimated by the WHO that 1.1 billion teens and young adults across the world are in danger of losing their hearing, and that number continues to grow. In addition to ear infections or injuries, people of all ages are who are in continuous contact with dangerous sound levels can suffer from hearing loss, or tinnitus (a buzzing or ringing noise in your ear).
Audiologist and Sivantos Clinical Educator, Dr. Patricia Ramirez, has suggestions to help protect your existing hearing capabilities and manage the hearing abilities that you may have lost.
5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing Health and Capabilities
1. You must be honest with yourself. Are you missing out on conversations? Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves more frequently? Do you disengage yourself from group discussions because they are difficult to follow? Moderate loss of hearing can be disruptive in both professional and social situations.
2. Get regular check ups for your hearing health.
3. Exercise safe listening techniques. Those who have hearing loss, should take precautions that preserve your hearing health. Avoid loud places. If you are in a loud area, use earplugs, earmuffs, or noise-cancelling headphones. Keep the volume low when listening to sounds through earbuds, or headphones.
4. There are no present medical or surgical remedies for hearing loss that is noise-induced, but there are treatments available.
5. If the thought of wearing a hearing aid makes you cringe, it’s good to note that the latest features in hearing aid technology offers ultra slim, stylish, and practically invisible hearing aids. They can also connect to your smartphone, music streaming devices, and T.V.
Hearing loss is becoming more and more common. Many people who have hearing damage are not even aware of it.
The World Health Organization has been congratulated on their work to raise awareness to this rising issue.
Sivantos concentrates on devoting their time and efforts into developing groundbreaking solutions on an extensive variety of hearing needs, thus improving the quality of life for so many people who live with hearing loss.
To find out more about how you can protect your hearing health, contact one of our hearing instrument specialists at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.