Avoiding needing to say: “Can you repeat that please!”

According to the Better Hearing Australia website, one in six Australians has hearing loss. There can be a range of poor social, economic & health outcomes for people with hearing loss.

Hearing loss affects people of all ages. This short article will focus on the steps you can take to prevent or reduce the likelihood of hearing loss. 

Hearing loss, Care, Health

These include:

  1. Stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
  2. Keep your blood pressure & cholesterol levels within a healthy range.  
  3. Maintain good overall cardiac health.
  4. If Diabetic, ensure the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels.
  5. Eat foods high in specific vitamins & minerals such as B12, magnesium & potassium.
  6. Be aware that many over the counter or prescription drugs can be linked to hearing loss – check with your doctor or health professional.
  7. Protect yourself from loud noises – either one-off (e.g., concert, fireworks) or recurrent situations (e.g., noisy workplace) by using appropriate protective ear coverings.
  8. If using headphones or earpieces to listen to music, TV, podcasts, etc., ensure a low to the moderate volume level. Check with your Hearing Specialist if unsure or concerned.  
  9. If you are in any way concerned about your hearing, have a Hearing Test ASAP.
  10. Protect your ear canals from damage – do not put cotton buds, hair clips etc. in the ear canal to clean/clear wax – seek professional advice/intervention.

With these steps, you can prevent or reduce hearing loss effects, but if you or a loved one hears sound and conversation hardly and You have a hard time doing daily tasks, you may need a carer to help.

Hearing loss in the elderly is one of the most common chronic conditions in older society. Decreased communication can lead to isolation and eventually, depression in the elderly.

InPlace Care with a wide variety of services will assist you and your loved ones to enjoy companionship in community interest groups, family events and other social opportunities.

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