When it comes to our ears, most don’t believe that there are practical ways to better hearing; we take it for granted that how we hear simply is the way it is. However even if you’ve come to terms with the fact that perhaps your hearing will worsen with age, the ear is a muscle like any other and there is no reason you cannot simply train yourself or take practical steps to better hearing via exercises. It’s so simple in fact that the neglect of our hearing almost has no excuse to continue. Let’s look at some simple steps we can take to better hearing in one ear, both or indeed general.
Clean Out the Ears
The first step is so simple it’s going to sound silly but the truth is many of us take wax build-up for granted. Over time our ears naturally build up wax yet if you don’t take care it can become excessive albeit subtle enough that your hearing worsens without your knowledge. Take a picture of the inside of your ear or grab a friend to have a look. If you spot any impacted ear wax then stop. If the build-up isn’t too excessive attempt to wash it out yourself using an eye dropper to soften the wax then wait two days before using a syringe with warm water to wash it out; tipping your head to the side as you do. If the build-up is excessive then seek professional aid; you should find that this care will better your hearing in such a way you didn’t even realise was possible.
Early Onset Infections
If you’re reading this article then you’re looking to better hearing be you in the UK or worldwide, so this next step may actually be for you. If you have even a tingeing sensation in your ears then it would be wise to investigate further with some professional help be it a doctor or an otolaryngologist. The tinge sensation could be the early stages of an ear infection and will definitely stand in the way of better hearing. Devices can reverse damage of the ear, but if you’re vigilant in your ear care then you’ll never have the need. Early detection of ear infections can prevent the need to better hearing so balance your approach with care and vigilance.
Simply Avoid the Problem
Finally the best cure is a good prevention so the following can be useful in the better hearing grand scheme of things. Avoiding excessive loud noise is an obvious one but if you have to be surrounded by extreme noise because of your job, then consider getting speciality earplugs that can prevent permanent damage. If you listen to music with earphones then never blast the music on maximum as this is a sure way to aid the digression of your hearing. Better hearing means better care and that’s the bottom line; so give your ears the care they deserve.
Eugene Calvini is a writer with experience in hearing augmentation; he believes that we should learn to listen properly for better communication.