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How to Protect Your Ears and Maintain Hearing

​Ears are the most sensitive and widely used part of your body. They help us hear the sweet melody of sparrows, waterfalls, music, and much more. Unfortunately, any damage to your ears is irreversible. Once someone loses their hearing capability, there’s nothing one can do to bring it back to its original state. 

That’s why it is important to take good care of your ears and maintain proper hearing health. We have come up with some tips that can protect your ears and maintain your hearing which will safeguard you from the risk of any severe or permanent damage to your hearing capability:

​Restrict Yourself From Going To Noisy Places

One of the common reasons for deafness is prolonged exposure of eardrums to a noisy environment. It can damage the tiny hair cells in the inner ear and hence, causes deafness. You should avoid going to places where noise decibels are high such as roadworks, factories, construction areas, etc. If you are working in these places, make sure you wear appropriate protective equipment to guard your ears such as earplugs or over-the-ear earmuffs to reduce the risk. 

Maintain Good Ear Hygiene

You all be aware of the ear wax or cerumen, which helps in the lubrication and protection of our ears. However, too much earwax can cause blockage against the eardrum and can even cause infection when gets mixed with foreign substances. That’s why you should clean your ears regularly. You can wash your outer ear with a clean cloth and clean your inner ear with ear-cleaning buds that help remove the excess wax. 

Listen To Your Favourite Music At Low Volumes

According to the WHO, almost 1.1 billion people around the globe are on the verge of permanent hearing loss because of the unsafe usage of audio devices. Everyone love listening to music, it is calming and motivating at the same time, but you should listen to it at a low volume. Also, you should limit the use of earbuds as they can be hazardous for your ears.

Give Your Ears A Recovery Time

​​​When you’re exposed to loud music or noise for a prolonged period such as in parties or concerts or at a rall​y, it's important to give your ears some time to recover. You should step outside of the party or move to someplace quiet for five minutes to help your ear recover. 

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise is good for overall health, which includes ear as well. Exercises such as walking, running, and cycling help in proper blood circulation to your ears. This ensures that the insides of your ears stay healthy. You can also practice yoga and meditation, which can improve your nerves and help you manage your stress. 

It is advisable to visit an otolaryngologist or ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) physician, in case you feel any difficulty in hearing or experience pain in your ears. You should also ​ buy health insurance​ that will provide you with financial support during medical urgencies. Comprehensive health insurance will also prevent you from incurring any unnecessary expenses when you visit a doctor.

Select the best health insurance plan​ for your treatment and hospitalization expenses. Choose a policy which will help you safeguard your savings. Purchasing online is hassle free and convenient now!​