There are many different causes to hearing loss, from ageing to inherited or acquired conditions as well as noise exposure. Some of these are difficult to treat, but further impariment can be prevented or compensated. Our professional staff advises on how to prevent hearing loss, in particular by finding the right choice of hearing protection to suit your needs.
Noise can lead to hearing problems and even hearing loss if our hearing is exposed to loud noises for too long, for example at concerts or when mowing the lawn. It is therefore best to wear custom-made hearing protection in loud environment. These fit perfectly and comfortably in the ears, are hygienic and can be used several times. Earplugs, e.g. from the pharmacy, usually have a good insulating effect. Furthermore, there are special music earplugs that reduce the sound pressure but do not distort the sound impression.
If the ears are permanently exposed to draughts or cold, the middle ear can become inflamed. Middle ear infections and their consequences are frequent reasons of hearing problems caused by illness. Therefore avoid, if possible, draughts, e.g. with open windows or running air conditioners, and wear a cap or ear warmer in windy and cold weather.
Psychological stress can have an impact on our ears: In stressful situations, the body releases the hormone cortisol, which causes rising blood pressure and increases the pulse. High blood pressure is a risk factor for circulatory problems. A frequently or constantly elevated blood pressure results in a deterioration of the blood supply to the inner ear, which can lead to tinnitus. Try to avoid stress and allow yourself time out in an often hectic daily life.
Earwax can be unpleasant, but it protects the ears and ensures that they clean themselves. The wax transports pathogens, dirt particles and dead skin cells out of the ear by automatically moving with them towards the pinna. There You can remove the lard with lukewarm water and a flannel cloth or cotton pad. Do not use cotton buds or other sharp objects when caring for your ears, as they can severly damage the eardrum.
After bathing or showering, make sure you dry your ears with a towel and let water drain out if necessary. Keeping your ears dry will prevent ear infections that may damage your ears. Special ear plugs for swimmers stop water from getting into your ears, without preventing you from hearing ambient sounds and conversations.
Physical activity is also good for your ears: in particular, sports such as running, cycling and swimming. They stimulate the heart and circulation and improve blood flow. This increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body - including ears and brain. Exercising has a positive effect on your health and can also be a lot of fun, for example in a group or in nature.