Can Deafness Problems Be Prevented?
Deafness problems occur when
there is damage in the inner ear. How bad or severe it is
caries and there are many factors. Fortunately, it can be
prevented and here are a few tips you should
First, you should know that hearing loss
may be caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise or even a
loud explosion. As many as 10
million Americans have this problem.
You could get it from a concert, while partying at the disco
or from a gun shot fired close to where you are. As a result,
the hair cells in the inner ear of the cochlea may suffer
permanent damage and the best way to prevent it from happening
is to stay away from such places.
Our ears produce ear wax. This is why it should be cleaned
regularly otherwise it will cover it entirely making it
possible for you to hear. If you don’t take immediate action,
you will have to use medication or undergo surgery.
If you happen to work in a loud environment like a
construction site or in the airport, you should wear an ear
protector. Some examples include earplugs, earmuffs and canal
caps that are sold in drugstores and hardware stores. The ideal
one is something you are comfortable with using. Just make sure
that this is in good condition at all times and replaced when
The same goes when you decide to fire a few shots at the
firing range because the weapon will produce a loud bang that
has also been known to cause deafness problems.
Some diseases have been known to cause deafness problems and
a very good example is meningitis. The good news is that this
disease can be prevented by practicing proper hygiene, getting
immunization shots and keeping your body healthy.
Certain drugs especially ototoxic are known to cause
permanent hearing loss. You should consult with your doctor
about this and ask him or her to recommend something else that
is safer for you to use.
If you listen to music using a headset or earplugs, never
set it at a high volume because this could also cause deafness
problems. The same goes when you watch television or listen to
the radio at home or in the car.
Deafness problems may be caused a lot of things. It could be
genetic, due to an illness, age and noise. While some can be
prevented, there is no way to prevent it if it is caused by age
or genetics. The good news is that there are ways to treat it
like a cochlear implant or with the help of hearing aids.
Early detection of hearing problems helps so it does not get
any worse. If you have trouble understanding what people say in
a crowded room, need to turn the volume higher, have people
repeat what they say or be unable to hear pitched sounds, then
you could already have a problem. Go and have yourself checked
out by a professional so he or she can let you undergo a
Now that you know what causes deafness problems, don’t keep
it to yourself and spread the word around. A friend or family
member that does not take steps to prevent it will most likely
suffer from it sooner than you think.