Did you know that your ears are not only in charge of collecting sounds, processing them and sending them to your brain, but they also help you keep your balance?
However, the ears are so sensitive that they can not only be affected by too much loud noise but also by infections or traumatic damages to the head.
On this My Doctor episode, Richard Mwangi a director at Incus Hearing Center discusses hearing loss and lifestyle.
Watch the interview below and learn how to look out for signs of hearing loss and also how to take care of your ears:
TIPS ON MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH HEALTH FOR YOUR EARS
- Avoid too much noise
- If you have to shout over the noise around you, it is loud enough to damage your hearing.
- Motorcycles, concert speakers and power tools like saws and drills are bound to damage your hearing overtime.
- Wear hearing protection
- Wear ear plugs or earmuffs to reduce the noise levels and cover your ears if you know you are going to be exposed to very loud noise.
- Have a hearing detox. After your ears have been exposed to too loud noise, give yourself time to recover. You need at least 16 hours of rest to reduce your chances of permanent deafness.
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