Don’t Let It Fall On Deaf Ears! Coping With Deterioration In Hearing



As we age, our physical health can begin to deteriorate. Even from the age of 18, that is when everything starts to go downhill. But, it seems that now, with health epidemics like obesity, young people, and even children, are suffering from extreme health problems. One of these is losing hearing. Because people go to loud gigs, use earphones, and don’t generally tend to protect their hearing, this can lead to a lot of health problems, not just later in life, but towards the end of your 20s and into your 30s, such as tinnitus. So how can you cope with these hearing problems?

Healthy Practices

If you begin to notice any of the symptoms of hearing loss, such as ringing in your ears, it doesn’t mean that you are going to go deaf. In fact, there are many methods of treatments for various hearing conditions, from tinnitus treatment to conventional hearing aids. And, that’s not to say that you need to wear a hearing aid if you find yourself beginning to struggle to hear people. Understanding what you can do to minimize the symptoms is just as helpful. So, if you find yourself listening to lots of loud music, start to lower the volume. Or, if you rely on headphones, play the music through the speakers. For those people who are musicians, this is a very easy way to get tinnitus, and people from Pete Townshend of The Who to Chris Martin of Coldplay experience hearing problems, but still live a perfectly healthy life. The main rule in protecting yourself is minimizing these situations, and if you have to go to places with loud noise, use earplugs. Your ears will thank you further down the line.

Coming To Terms

This can be a very worrying thing, as it is something you use every day. And if your hearing is deteriorating rapidly, coming to terms with it can take a long time. You may feel concerned about being isolated, even if you are in a room full of people, and it’s these major concerns that you should begin to address now. It’s not a happy set of circumstances, but if you can learn to accept it, as well as not resist certain courses of treatment, for example, some people refuse to wear hearing aids; it will make dealing with hearing loss much more bearable. In addition to this, you can begin to rely on your other senses to get you through. If you are concerned about feeling isolated, it’s beneficial to learn to enjoy one’s own company. Learning appropriate coping mechanisms will help as the hearing begins to deteriorate.

It seems to be far more common now, hearing loss, but this is because we are so exposed to so much loud music and noise, but we don’t think about protecting our ears. If you begin to notice any signs of hearing loss, protection is the first port of call, but there are many ways for you to live a healthy, normal life even though you have this condition.


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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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