Studies have clearly found that reasons for hearing loss can vary. It can be partial or severe, caused by trauma or illness, or it can be age-related. Whatever the reasons for impaired hearing, there are methods to help prevent a damaged ear or loss of hearing. Hearing loss can be avoided by keeping your ears safe from loud noise and by consuming a nutritious diet that includes few saturated fats and more omega-3 fatty acids. We discuss various reasons for loss of hearing, how to prevent ears from damage, and avoid hearing loss. This following set of reasons and methods should help.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Reasons and Ways to Avoid Deafness
Extensive or prolonged exposure to loud noise like in factories and construction work or listening to loud music using earplugs is among the prime reasons affecting the tiny hair cells in the ear, leading to hearing loss.
Avoid exposure to loud noise. Usually loud noises above 85 decibels are reasons for ears being harmed. Therefore, it is wise to stay away from such loud noises to help keep your ears safe and avoid eardrum damage or damage to the tiny hair cells of inner ear. In case your occupation is one where heavy sound is unavoidable, you can prevent your ears being damaged by using earplugs and canal caps, which help you by providing maximum protection from hearing loss.
Have your ears checked. This is important. Everyone should seek help to prevent becoming hearing impaired. Regular hearing checkups measure and monitor hearing sensitivity. Any doubt about having a hearing loss is among vital reasons for an immediate ear checkup.
Noise-canceling headphones can help. If you listen to music at a loud volume (which is among common reasons for hearing loss) for dynamic sound quality, do make sure to use noise-canceling headphones.
Age-Related Hearing Loss: Reasons and Ways to Prevent Deafness
As the name suggests, this kind of loss to hearing is due to aging and the slow breakdown of tiny hair cells in the ear. Usually people start to lose their hearing after 50. However, age-related hearing loss can be delayed or controlled by taking the following help.
A healthy diet should avoid unsaturated animal fats, heavy metals like mercury and lead. Intake of more vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, folic acid B12, and E aid good hearing. An omega-3 supplement or fish oil can help boost hearing. As per an Australian research study published in "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," people consuming more fish are 42 percent less likely to develop age-related hearing loss.
Studies have found exposure to tobacco is among prime reasons for hearing loss. Avoid smoking to help improve hearing and prevent age-related deafness.
Though development in medical science has made it possible to identify reasons and cure some hearing-impaired patients, it is always best to follow the maxim, “Prevention is always better than a cure.”
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