Ears Hearing Loud Noises Can Affect Your Hearing July 19, 2017/ By:clinicstr/ No Comments Huh? I’m sorry what? Have you constantly been saying this? If so you may have a chance of hearing damage, according to U.S Department of health and human services center it is said that “loud sound can be harmful when they are too loud, even for a brief time, or when they are both loud and long-lasting.” Being aware of that it has been proven that listening to loud noises such as music can affect your hearing temporarily or permanently. But don’t fear! There are many ways to prevent your hearing loss, such as listening to music at lower volume in your earphones or protecting your ears with hearing protection devices when going to concerts or anywhere with loud music or noises in general. Being able to take care of your hearing well can help you in the future otherwise you’ll lose your hearing in the future. Considering the fact that, hearing is one of your senses no one would like to lose it because our ears detect sound waves that are sent to the brain to evaluate what a person or sound is saying or doing. But when the noise is really strong a lot of pressure goes into and along with the sound wave that can possibly damage your eardrum or behind your eardrum, the middle part of the ear. Beware that noise is not the only thing that can damage your hearing but ear infections which are more likely for younger kids to get rather than adults. Also, it is not recommended that you clean out your own ear wax without a doctor’s consultation but excessive ear wax can also damage hearing or make it difficult especially because the wax is pressed hard against the eardrum. In a similar manner, caring for your ears should be a priority and should not be neglected. Here are some tips and cautions on how to care for your ears: 1. When at home, at work, or just enjoying your days, use hearing protection while being exposed to loud levels of noise. 2. Ear buds are the most common way someone gets temporary hearing damage because it is direct noise to the eardrum, and loud noise can hurt your ear and cause pain. Keeping your music at a low level is the best way to listen to music. In my personal opinion, it can be more peaceful. 3. Reducing the risk of ear infection by treating the upper respiratory tract such as the ears, nose, and throat promptly. 4. Some medications can affect hearing, meaning medications should be taken only as directed and consult a doctor if any changes in the hearing pattern are happening. According to Cleveland Clinic, there are many ways to care for your ears and many possibilities to lose your hearing if the proper things are not being done right. Always care for your ears. In conclusion, giving these points it is your own decision whether or not you are willing to care for your ears or ignore these key factors of your health. But you are now aware that listening to loud noises such as loud music can affect your hearing temporarily or permanently, ear infections, mistreating your ear, not properly caring for your ear, piercings, etc. they are all effects of hearing loss or damage. But on the other hand, there are many ways to care and keep your ears working and healthy. Take this advice and tips for your own good and health so you won’t be saying What? in the future.