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Preventing and Coping with Hearing Loss

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					Preventing and Coping With Hearing Loss
As you age, it is natural that you start to lose some hearing. But, if you want to maintain as much
hearing as you can throughout your old age it is important that you take some precautions now to
ensure that you can hear as you age.

Taking time away from loud noises is a great way to maintain your hearing. There are many
people that do not realize how beneficial it can be to go a few hours without hearing any type of
music or without listening to one thing in particular.

The Hearing Benefits of Nature
By taking some time out of your day or even out of your week to head into nature you may be
doing a lot of good for your hearing. When you are out in a forest or out where man made noises
are not prevalent you can give your hearing a break.

By being active and heading out into the forest, you will be improving your physical fitness.
Interestingly, researchers have found that those individuals that are physically fit often have an
                                                              easier time hearing because the good
                                                              blood flow brings more oxygen to
                                                              their ears.

                                                              Adjusting your diet to ensure that
                                                              you are getting enough magnesium
                                                              is also beneficial. Magnesium can
                                                              help you be less susceptible to
                                                              noise-induced hearing loss and
                                                              ensure that your body is able to
                                                              combat natural hearing loss.

                                                            After you incorporate more
magnesium into your diet, you may want to try to stay away from coffee, unless you drink decaf.
When you drink a lot of caffeine, your blood flow to your ears is often inhibited and causes
problems with an individual’s ability to hear.

Eating a diet that is rich in vitamin D will ensure that the bones in your ear stay healthy. Your
cochlea will require vitamin D to stay healthy and it is important that you know how you are
going to incorporate vitamin D in your diet, especially if you are not in the habit of drinking

The Link Between Oral Hygiene and Hearing
Even brushing and flossing can affect your ability to hear when you age. Researchers found that
there was a direct correlation between the number of teeth that people have when they age and
the ability that they have to hear.
When you know that you are going to be exposed to loud noises, it is important that you
understand how you are going to protect your ears. Make sure that you bring ear plugs to ensure
that your ears are not damaged by the noises that you hear.

Even after taking all of the necessary precautions, you may find that it is necessary to make some
changes in your life as a result of hearing loss. Some hearing loss will happen as a result of old
age and you should be prepared to function well even if you have hearing loss.

Finding the best captioned phone for your home can be a great first step in leading a normal life.
The best captioned phone for your home will enable you to continue to talk and listen on the

Losing your hearing can be frustrating, but it is definitely manageable. Take your time finding
the best way to prevent or cope with your hearing loss to ensure that you are able to maintain a
high quality of life throughout the rest of your life.

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