3 Ways to Hear Better This Spring
It is always such a relief when spring arrives, isn’t it? You can finally get back outside, enjoy the fresh air, and start planning for that vacation this summer.
Or, maybe it isn’t such a relief. Maybe you have hearing loss, and all you can think about is how difficult it is to enjoy the things you used to.
Hearing loss is a common affliction; around 466 million people worldwide experience it in some form. It can be isolating, frustrating, and sometimes even debilitating. Thankfully, your hearing loss doesn’t have to dictate the way you live your life. You can hear better and live better, too.
Here’s are three ways you can hear better this spring:
1. Stay connected.
When the cold weather months are upon us, it’s easy to stay inside and keep to ourselves. Snowstorms keep us from traveling, the cold isn’t exactly welcoming, and frankly, the spot on your couch is probably much more comfortable.
If you have hearing loss, keeping yourself socially isolated can be harmful. Studies show that people with hearing loss are at a higher risk of cognitive decline, meaning your brain will deteriorate quicker than normal. But, if you stay socially connected, that risk decreases.
As it warms up, get out of the house! Visit your neighbors, meet a friend for coffee, or attend a social event. Don’t let your hearing loss (or the excuse of weather) keep you from connecting with people.
2. Get outside.
When was the last time you went outside for a walk?
Light exercise, like walking, increases your circulation, meaning more blood is flowing through your body. Not only is this great for your heart, but this is great for your ears, too.
Studies have shown that cardiovascular disease and hearing loss are often connected. When you stay active, you keep your body healthy and strong.
As the weather warms up, get outside and get moving!
3. Have your hearing aids serviced.
If you haven’t thought about it in a while, it might be a good time to make sure your hearing aids are working like they should.
You don’t want to miss the great things about spring: the birds chirping, the sound of the windchimes in the breeze, or your grandson’s baseball game. Taking care of your hearing aids and making sure they’re working properly will ensure you don’t miss a thing.
Bring your hearing aids into Associates in Hearing, and we’ll make sure your hearing aids are working like they should. We’ll replace the batteries, clean your devices, and make sure they’re working properly.
Now is the perfect time to hear like you want to. Use these three ideas to help care for your hearing loss, and you’ll be able to enjoy the springtime.
If you’re looking for more help and direction for your hearing loss, give us a call. We would love to get you on the path to better hearing.