Ah, the sweet call of summer! It’s that time of year again when the irresistible lure of sparkling seas and shimmering sands call out to us, begging us to leave our worries behind and dive headfirst into the warm embrace of the great outdoors. But before you answer that call and hit the waves, we’re here with an important reminder – Don’t forget to take care of your hearing!
Hearing loss is no laughing matter. It’s one of the most common health issues worldwide, and it can creep up on you without warning. So before you pack your sunscreen and flip-flops, let’s take a moment to focus on some simple ways to preserve your hearing this summer.
Protecting Your Ears from the Sun
Did you know that your ears can get sunburned too? The skin on your ears is incredibly sensitive, and excessive sun exposure can lead to uncomfortable sunburns and long-term damage. Here’s a pro-tip for you – when you’re applying sunscreen, don’t forget your ears! Smear on a dollop of that SPF30+ onto your lobes to keep them safe and sound.
Beware of the Water
Swimming is a summer staple, but water entering your ears can cause a condition known as swimmer’s ear. This infection occurs when water is trapped in your ear canal, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Prevent this by gently drying your ears with a towel after swimming. Tilt your head to the side to help the water escape, but remember to never stick anything in your ear canal! If water persistently stays in your ear, don’t worry – just give us a call, and our hearing professionals will help you out.
Guard Against Loud Noises
Summer concerts and firework displays are fantastic fun, but they can also be loud. Very loud. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing damage. Protect your ears with earplugs when you’re planning to attend loud events. Our hearing practice provides custom-fit earplugs that are perfect for such occasions, providing the utmost comfort while ensuring you can still enjoy the sounds of summer.
Maintain Your Hearing Aids
If you already wear hearing aids, they require some extra TLC in the summer months. Moisture, sweat, and debris can clog them up, affecting their performance. Clean and dry them regularly to ensure they’re in top working condition. If you’re unsure about how to do this, just swing by our hearing practice. We’ll give you a hands-on demonstration!
Embrace the Aid
Facing hearing loss is hard, but you’re not alone. Our hearing professionals are here to help you navigate this journey. If you suspect you’re experiencing hearing loss, hearing aids can be your best allies. Today’s hearing aids are not like the clunky devices of old. They’re sleek, stylish, and can be customized to suit your specific hearing needs. So, why not take the first step towards better hearing?
Take Action for Better Hearing
Your hearing is precious, and preserving it should be a part of your everyday routine – not just a summer holiday consideration. But remember, you don’t have to do it alone. As hearing professionals, we’re here to provide support and guidance whenever you need it.
Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but let’s make sure we’re taking care of our hearing too. This season, while you’re enjoying the surf and sand, don’t forget these vital tips to preserve your hearing.
So, why wait? Start your journey towards better hearing by visiting our hearing practice. Our experts are eager to help you experience the sounds of summer and beyond, in all their glorious detail. Because every splash, every laughter, every whisper of the breeze, is a sound worth hearing.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today and let’s ensure you get the most out of your summer escapades, without compromising on your hearing health.