Your ears can be easily damaged if you aren’t careful. Exposure to loud noises can permanently impair your hearing, making it crucial to take steps to protect your ears.
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Here are 5 tips to protect your hearing:
1. Keep the Volume Low
Whether you are listening to music with headphones or watching TV, keep the volume at a comfortable listening level. Avoid turning up the volume to over 60 percent of your device’s volume capacity. If you are listening to music with headphones or are just in a loud room, give your ears a break from the noise by finding a quiet place for a few minutes each hour.
2. Use Ear Protection In Loud Environments
If you are in a noisy environment, you need to take steps to protect your ears. Some noisy environments and equipment people are commonly exposed to include:
- Fireworks Shows
- Lawn Mowers and Power Tools
- Shooting Sports
When in any of these environments, be sure to wear protective ear muffs or ear plugs to preserve your hearing.
3. Stop Using Cotton Swabs in Your Ears
Stop using cotton swabs to clean out your ears. It’s a good way to damage your ear canal and eardrum. If you are dealing with excess earwax buildup, contact an ENT specialist for professional help. Don’t insert anything into your ear canal yourself!
4. Dry Your Ears
After stepping out of the shower or swimming pool, it’s not uncommon to feel water in your ears. If left untreated, this water can cause ear infections and other hearing issues. Be sure to dry your ears thoroughly with a towel. If you still feel water buildup in your ears, make an appointment with an ENT specialist to clear the blockage.
5. Visit an ENT Specialist Regularly
It’s always a good idea to have regular hearing checkups with an ear specialist. The experienced physicians at ENT Associates of Savannah are skilled at treating a variety of ear and hearing conditions. We can keep your ears clear from blockages and take steps to prevent hearing loss.