As a New Year approaches, many of us are contemplating how we can boost our health and well-being. For 2019, why not making improving and protecting your hearing health a resolution?
Commit to being open and vocal about your hearing needs this year. Many public venues and facilities cater for hearing loss, such as movie theatres, churches, shopping malls, restaurants and plane or train stations. A lot of assistive technology is available, you just have to ask. Speaking up early will mean symptoms can be treated earlier if needed, and help protect your hearing.
Whether you listen, sing along or play an instrument, music is good for your brain health. A healthy brain is important for a healthy auditory system. By indulging in music a few times a week you train your brain to process sounds efficiently. Overall health and wellbeing also benefits from the relaxing or stimulating effects of music too. Just remember to keep it at a safe volume!
A quick internet search will provide you with local groups, either in person or online. This hearing loss community can be a great way to share personal experiences. It can also help you socialize and access information about helpful goods and services.
Once you are more confident speaking about your hearing loss, why not talk to someone who you feel could use a visit to the audiologist. Offer them support and insight into what’s involved and explain the benefit of treatment for them and their loved ones.
Become aware of loud environments and activities; use earplugs to limit the risk of noise induced hearing loss. Loud environments we frequent and often don’t think about include walking alongside heavy traffic, public transportation, or even using household items like a hair dryer.
A great way to start 2019 is with a hearing test. If you wear hearing aids, take advantage of getting them professionally cleaned and maintained at the same time. Feel free to ask us about accessories or potentially upgrading your device too.
Taking charge of your hearing health in 2019 could be your best resolution yet. If you wish to make an appointment or to discuss how we can help you further please call (970) 352-2881 or click here to request an appointment online.