Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Your Lifestyle and Your Hearing are Related

Welcome our guest blogger John O’Connor!

My name is John O'Connor and over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss. My father and grandfathers are affected by hearing loss along with many other family members. I feel that there is a general lack of understanding around the issue and it is our job to spread awareness when we can. I am a full time husband and father, part time outdoorsman and new blogger. I have an extreme passion for healthy aging and living a healthy lifestyle. Check out my new blog Blogging With John O.

Your Lifestyle and Your Hearing are Related

The way you live can affect your hearing. From the small things you do each day to larger things that affect your way of life, there are many different ways for you to prevent hearing loss and enjoy better living. Before you need to wear a hearing aid or hearing aids, you should take these healthy changes into consideration. By keeping these tips in mind, you will be able to be healthier and happier without having to worry about your hearing.

Diabetes is a condition that millions of people are currently dealing with. Even young children are being diagnosed with type two diabetes on a routine basis. What most people do not know is that diabetes can cause hearing loss in individuals with the condition. Oftentimes, diabetes is both preventable and reversible. You can prevent and reverse diabetes by watching your weight and what you eat. Try to avoid eating too much sugar and stick with an eating plan that is routine every single day. For example, eating at the same times each day will help you to keep your blood sugar in check. This will help you to avoid diabetes and prevent hearing loss.

High blood pressure is something else that millions of people all over the world deal with. Chronic high blood pressure that is not being treated can cause hearing loss. The best way to lower blood pressure is by taking certain types of medications and using techniques that reduce stress in your life. For example, yoga and other exercises can reduce stress on a daily basis. You should find an exercise program that is perfect for you so that you reduce your stress and prevent hearing loss in the process. You will find that this helps you to live a healthier life in general.

You can also prevent hearing loss by making small adjustments to your everyday life. If you tend to work around heavy machinery, you need to be wearing earplugs at all times. You can buy these earplugs for a reasonable price from just about any drugstore in your area. Even using a mower or a lawn tool requires that you wear hearing protection so that you do not damage your ears. You should speak to your doctor if you are afraid that you are beginning to have hearing loss and want to know what you can do about it.

Many people also lose their hearing over time due to the fact that they listen to very loud music or they wear headphones and blast music. You can prevent hearing loss easily by simply turning your volume down. You don't have to blast your music all of the time and you could be damaging your hearing when you do. You will want to keep these tips in mind when you are trying to protect your hearing and live a long and healthy life without hearing loss. The way you live can affect whether you hear clearly or not.

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