Illustration of sound waves entering the ear and reaching the eardrum.

Have you heard the news? May is Better Hearing Month. Perhaps thinking about your hearing health is not something you do daily, but we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. 

Here are some proactive ways you can preserve your hearing: 

Protect your ears: If you work or visit a location with loud noises (think concerts, construction sites, etc.), ear protection is crucial to ensure you don’t cause damage to your eardrums. Wear earplugs or earmuffs, and note that cotton will not suffice. 

Stay away from loud music: Overexposure to loud music affects your hearing over time. Move away from speakers and keep volume low on your earphones.

See your doctor: Chronic ear infections, trauma, or ear disease can cause premature hearing loss. Make an appointment with a Texas ENT doctor if you suspect an ear issue.

If you suffer from symptoms of hearing loss (difficulty hearing others and following conversations, ringing, buzzing, or hissing in the ears), call your local Texas ENT office and make an appointment for a hearing test with an audiologist. You don’t have to live with the frustration of hearing loss. Let us help educate you on the newest innovations in hearing loss technology.

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