Knowing how to properly care for your ears will go a long way in both protecting your hearing and the effectiveness of your hearing aids.
Believe it or not, your ears are self-cleaning. That means you don’t actually need to clean them. Cotton swabs and ear candles can actually damage your ear drum, which can lead to conductive hearing loss. If you are experiencing excessive wax buildup, it is important to see your healthcare professional.
Hearing loss may occur in a variety of different ways. Conductive hearing loss, occurs when there are problems with your outer or middle ear; sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage caused to the sensory cells of the inner ear, or if you’re exposed to loud sounds for an extended period of time; and mixed hearing loss, which can occur in different parts of your ear, is a combination of the two.
While hearing loss is not life threatening it can lead to a number of health-related issues down the line. Dementia & depression have been linked to untreated hearing loss, so be sure to have your ears checked regularly. After all, you’re not only improving your hearing, you’re improving your health.
Contact your local National Hearing Care clinic today to book your FREE hearing test.