Friday, 18 December 2009 07:36:55 GMT

Looking after your hearing

We all know that bigger is not inevitably stronger. Hearing protection should also be judged on the same terms. Louder does not inevitably mean crisper sound quality. Proper hearing protection is indispensable to maintaining the nerves in your ears good and able to communicate good signals through the nerve pathways to your mind so you can better visualise and relish the universe around you.

A lot of people do not understand how sensitive the ears actually are. Made up of 3 parts: the outermost ear, the centre ear, and the internal ear, the ear transforms quivers in the air into electric impulsions that are, in turn, passed or channelized to the brain as signals through the neuronal tracts from the ear. Impairment to any of the parts of the ear can result in hearing damage and/or hearing loss.

When going out in the sun, to help protect against the dangers of ultra violate rays we generally where sun glasses or sun cream, so why should the same not be the case when listening to loud music. People need to be mindful that there is currently no cure for permanant hearing damage.

Our human instinct is to protect against anything that could potentially damage our well being A three-year-old child will do almost the same thing when exposed to a loud noise. The child automatically covers his capitula with his hands. These are spontaneous self-defense mechanisms kicking in. They are protecting their ears from a situation that is potentially devastating.

As we get older, we may have a stubborn tendency to overrule some of our natural instincts. But that does not nullify the importance of them. We sometimes need to relearn the fundamental principle of self-preservation. Remembering that overly loud noises spark off the impulsion to muffle or immobilize out the sound is a clear signal that you need to "cover your ears".

Hearing protection is not limited just to the sound muffling headsets like the kind you see at a firing range. There are a mixture of ways to protect your ears. Available are ear plugs for bathers, heavy-duty ear plugs for safety in the workplace, specialised musician's ear plugs, and ear plugs made specially for youngsters, just to name a few. Whatever the situation may be that needs loud sounds or other possible events that may cause trauma to the inner ear and its nerves, there are protection devices developed specifically for that instance.

Looking after your ears is so important. Most people appear to be unaware that once damage has been caused to your ears it is not actualyl reversible. Infact even with modern technolgy there is nothing that can bring back your hearing. Coupled with the fact on how easy it is to actually cause permnanat damage it essential that we take good care of our hearing Protecting your ears and your hearing ensures that you keep this important sense healthy and intact. Contact a health professional dealing in hearing to choose the proper hearing protection needed.

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