It’s hard to believe the holidays are now behind us! As we settle into winter, we face a new year full of new beginnings and fresh starts. Many of us resolve to be more purposeful when it comes to our health. You may not have factored hearing health into your resolutions, there are a few reasons you should!
Every facet of life is affected by hearing health, so it’s something to consider! We have created a list of five hearing resolutions for 2020.
Which ones would you like to incorporate into your routine?
- Keep your annual hearing screening.
A regular hearing evaluation is the easiest thing you can do to protect your hearing over the long term. Hearing tests are quick, painless, and usually covered by insurance! As long as you do it every year, your doctor or audiologist will be able to compare your current hearing with that of the previous year and keep you on track or make any adjustments needed to keep you hearing optimally for years to come.
It has been shown that the people who keep their yearly hearing test appointments tend to have better hearing. At these appointments, their doctors are able to effectively identify and halt the progress of hearing damage using a range of treatment options. If you don’t have an appointment scheduled, book your appointment today!
- Manage your health to improve your hearing!
You probably know that our bodies are interconnected, and when one part suffers our whole body suffers. Maintaining overall health will therefore benefit many systems in the body, including hearing! You may have already made a few new year resolutions to exercise daily and eat more fresh foods… Well, these healthy habits will also contribute to good hearing health! This should be just one more reason to keep those resolutions!
- Think of your future self: you’ll thank you.
Loud noise is the culprit of the majority of hearing loss. Since noise induced hearing loss is cumulative, your day-to-day lifestyle matters! Earplugs are cheap at every drugstore: buy a few pair to carry with you everywhere. If you make a habit of carrying earplugs wherever you go, you’ll never be caught off guard and will always be prepared to protect your future hearing!
- Brains need a workout too!
You may be focused on how many trips you take to the gym but consider this: our brains do the brunt of the “hearing” work. Playing games, having in-depth conversations with friends, and doing puzzles are all great ways to exercise your brain to keep it active. Your hearing will improve as a result!
- Your hearing can be optimized.
Have you considered hearing aids? Or perhaps you could use an upgrade. Hearing aids are a modern tool that help us to hear better. But they do even more than that: they keep your brain active by keeping the mental stimulation coming in through your ears…and this can help to prevent further hearing loss. Hearing aids may be a great investment to keep your hearing at peak levels.
Technology is constantly advancing, and hearing aids are no excption. If you have had hearing devices for a few years, a look at the latest technology in smart hearing aids is worth your time. You may be surprised what the latest hearing aids can do! Come in today to see what’s new!
The first step to halting hearing loss and preventing further damage is to recognize your situation. Come in today for a hearing screening and formulate a strategy to train your brain to listen actively and effectively.
Diablo Hearing Services 2301 Camino Ramon, STE 106 San Ramon (925) 394-4646