Your twenties is where you’ll live your life predominantly without any responsibilities and you can pretty much get away with living it without having to worry about a thing. However, what you do in your twenties can influence what happens to your body as you get older. Here are some tips to protect your hearing in your twenties.
Reduce The Use Of Headphones
Headphones are probably one of the most influential ways of impacting your ears because of how close the sound is to our eardrum. Not only that but a lot of us will have our music on constantly and that’s never going to help with our hearing if it’s on all the time. The volume that we have it on too can tend to be much higher than what is recommended. Try to limit the use of headphones where possible and to reduce it to a few times a week. Make a note of how loud they are too when you’re playing them and instead keep them on a lower volume than usual. Your ears will soon adjust to the sound difference.
Limit Loud Sounds
Loud sounds can be controlled in certain environments and to an extent when you attend those that are out of your control like a music concert for an example. However, precautions like earplugs are good to wear in order to minimize the amount of sound that your ears are exposed to. You can also limit loud sounds not only through headphones but how loud you have your television on or just being aware of the noises around you even when you’re walking down the street.
Get Regular Checks
Medical checks are necessary nowadays in order to catch any problems or issues that may have arisen since last seeing your doctor. You can learn more about the advancements that have happened for hearing aids and how they can be more beneficial than ever in making sure you can hear properly and not have to exhaust yourself mentally and physically to simply hear conversations like every other person can. So be sure to take yourself to those regular health checks to get your ears checked over, even if you don’t think anything is wrong. You should be doing it on an annual basis and as consistently as any other medical check-up.
Check Your Medical History
Your medical history and your family’s medical history might prove useful in being able to prevent health problems in your life and over time. Consider what’s happened previously and do check to see if any of your family members had any problems with their ears because it might be something that you should be concerned about. Take it all seriously and be sure to flag any of this medical history to your doctor or health advisor when discussing your health.
Protecting your hearing in your twenties is always going to be as important as anything else and try to take precautions where possible to help keep it that way for the future.