Protecting your hearing is all part of protecting your overall health. We have put together the top five to protect your hearing.
1. Limit Your Exposure to Loud Noises
Environments with loud noises vary from pleasure to work. If you are working in a noisy area like a concert or work with tools such as lawnmowers you need to protect your ears with earbuds. Earbuds reduce harmful sound levels while allowing you to have a conversation.
When you schedule an annual health check, you probably don’t think about checking on your hearing. Routine hearing tests are important because hearing loss can be gradual and hard to detect. Read on to learn why you should be getting routing hearing checks.
Everyone enjoys listening to a favorite song just a little too loud now and then, but at what cost? We only have five senses, and our hearing aids us in everyday life. Take care of your ears now so that you can enjoy them to their full capacity.
For some reason, Q-tips are automatically associated with cleaning the ears. While there is a label on the packaging not to insert cotton swabs into the ear canal, many people regularly clean their ears with Q-tips. It’s important to teach your child from an early age how to use cotton swabs correctly. The ear canal is a sensitive part of the body and should not have foreign objects shoved in.
Sometimes we want a break from our busy lives and wonder how it would be to sit in silence for awhile. While this is a typical daydream, the reality of losing your voice is less enjoyable. Not only is it painful, but a dry throat can make it difficult to complete daily tasks that require communication.
Breathing is something our bodies do automatically so having to think about taking breaths can be scary. With kids, it can be hard to diagnose problems with breathing especially if they are not at an age to adequately describe what’s wrong. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of troubled breathing, so you know when to see a doctor.
A parent knows when something is not right with their child. The difficult part is narrowing down exactly what is wrong. Signs that your child is having trouble breathing are:
Every night we go to bed hoping to reenergize and wake up ready for the next day. Restless sleep or our partner waking us to stop our snoring will ruin that hope, and we can start to feel defeated. If your bedtime ritual is more tiresome than relaxing, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. What this means is that your body is not getting enough oxygen throughout the night and leads to other symptoms during the day.
As spring begins, we hope the sniffles and coughs from the winter season will finally end. Much to our surprise then, we experience similar cold symptoms as the environment around us begins to bloom and turn green. If you’ve never experienced allergies before, don’t think you’re off the hook, as adults can develop allergies at any time. Hay fever, otherwise known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by weeds, pollen, and grasses. Some mistake cold symptoms for allergy symptoms, so we broke down the differences so you know when to eat chicken soup and when to take an antihistamine.
The inner workings of our bodies often escape us. We can move throughout the day without considering the involuntary actions of the organs that keep our bodies going. Only when we become sick or notice a change in our bodies do we question the inner workings of our body. The challenge of diagnosing symptoms when we feel ill is that the cause of our ailments lies beneath the skin. It can be even more frustrating when trying to help our children who may not be able to communicate their symptoms as clearly as adults can.