The Simple Way To Support Your Hearing Health
Hi, my name is Patrick Bark, and I’ve been a long time researcher passionate to help people all over the world on how to live better and spread awareness on how anyone can help support their healthy hearing.
You see, according to the World Health Organisation 50% of hearing loss and impairment is avoidable with early detection, prevention and management
While the field of audiology has seen impressive advances in hearing aid technology, I discovered that there are several easy, natural things anyone can do on their own that may help support their healthy hearing.
So please, listen up to the following recommendations:
1. Know how the ear works
The first step in healthy hearing is awareness.
The ear is a complex organ that can be easily damaged so it is incredibly useful to understand how it responds to different situations to prevent potential harm.
Even a basic overview of the ear should give a good idea of what’s going on when you hear sound and what’s happening to the ear when it’s exposed to loud noise.
There are lots of good sources of easy to understand explanations of how the different parts of the ear work and how they work together in the system to allow a person to hear.
2. Get some exercise (No gym required)
Your ears detect sounds, but it’s your brain that interprets them.
Exercises that strengthen your brain’s hearing comprehension skills might help make you a better listener.
Here are two activities you can try:
The first one is to go for a walk in the woods, on the beach or in a similar setting with little man-made noise.
Focus on your surroundings and write down everything you hear, from birds chirping to the wind blowing.
Repeat this exercise several days in a row to gradually become more attuned to the ambient noise.
The second activity is even more fun:
Have a partner read aloud to you from a book or magazine on an unfamiliar topic.
After each sentence, try to repeat exactly what your partner said.
Once you’re able to consistently repeat the sentences word-for-word, try the exercise again with the TV on in the background or in a noisy restaurant.