5 Tips to Maintain Good Ear Health

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Ears are, if not anything the most important sense organ yet we ignore ear health the most. Even the imagination of a day without the use of the ear sounds like a nightmare. Ears are responsible for making us feel the sensation of hearing. Thus, it is crucial to keep our ears healthy and clean. Moreover, the problem of hearing loss is very common these days. Certain things like earwax, exposure to loud noises, and infections cause hearing loss. Injuries and entry of foreign bodies into the ear are also leading factors of hearing loss. Some ingrown factors such as tumors and growths, genetic factors, congenital disabilities, and certain medications also hamper ear health. In most cases, hearing loss can be restored, but it can lead to permanent loss of hearing when diagnosed late.

This article contains tips for getting good ear health, reading till the end and learning to care for your ear.

5 Tips to Maintain Good Ear Health

1- Keep Your Ear Dry

Do you often come out of the swimming pool without drying your ear properly? Well, you aren’t alone doing this. Many people follow this habit, unaware that excess moisture allows bacteria to attack the ear canal. This is the prime reason for swimmers to catch ear infections.

Make sure that you towel dry your ear after bathing or swimming. If you feel some water left in the ear, just tilt your head and let it out to maintain good ear health.

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2- Exercise for Ear Health

Sounds unbelievable? But it makes sense. Cardio exercises like running, cycling, and HIIT increase the blood circulation in the entire body, including the ears. This makes the internal ear function properly. Thus, it helps in the maintenance of ear health.

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3. Limit The Use of Unprescribed Medicines

Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen cause hearing loss. So, limit their use and consult your doctor before popping the next pill.

4. Turn the volume down to Maintain Ear Health

How often do you travel by public transport without earning earphones? The answer sounds never. It sounds impossible to travel without using earphones, but we do not realize the side effects of this practice. A rule has been set to listen on headphones, that is, the 60/60 rule. This involves listening below 60% volume for less than 60 minutes. Also, over-the-head earphones are preferable to earbuds as they do not touch the eardrum directly.

5. Keep your Stress Levels in Control

High-stress levels can cause Tinnitus, which is ringing of the ears. Tinnitus is not just limited to ringing in the ears. It also leads to difficulty in hearing, lack of concentration, sleeplessness, and in some cases, hearing loss.

Takeaway

Please do not ignore your ear health. It is as vital as any other body organ. Prolonged, ignored ear health can lead to permanent hearing loss. Follow the tips above and take care of your ears in the best way possible. Also, visiting a doctor for regular ear checkups is a great idea.

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Tarishi Aggarwal
Ph.D. in Dental Science, Tarishi is well known for his works in the health sector. Reach out at Tarishi@healthwriteups.com