Regular Hearing ChecksAugust 12, 2022
Yoga Poses for Hearing LossAugust 16, 2022
Hearing loss can feel isolating.
We all need to hear well for social interaction, family connection, and workplace productivity. Hearing deprivation can happen so gradually that you don’t realise it right away, even slight hearing loss can affect your brain and cognitive function.
So how can we improve our hearing health in our day to day lives?
Here are some tips to improve your hearing and thus your overall wellbeing.
- Make use of noise-cancelling headphones instead of turning the volume all the way up to drown out the world around you. And make it a habit to adjust the volume to the point where you can hear the music comfortably but no higher. Loud noise exposure can also cause tinnitus, which is a ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears or head. This is a serious problem because it can lead to hearing loss in both ears.
- Doing some mental exercises can get your brain juices flowing and enhance your hearing. For example, one of the sure-fire ways to train your brain is strategic games. Things like crossword puzzles and brain teasers provide a great mental workout, building on the brain’s capacity to form and hold onto cognitive associations.
- Practice yoga or exercise. By exercising, you promote blood circulation that travels to the tiny bones and muscles in your ears. When blood flow is facilitated through exercise, nutrients like antioxidants and protective heat shock proteins travel throughout your system and improve your hearing. Yoga poses with deep-breathing exercises increase oxygen blood flow to the ear. Plus, the stretching and muscle relaxation that come along with yoga have a positive impact on the heart, circulation, and blood pressure.
- Try to eat more freshwater fish like salmon, trout, and herring and add plenty of nuts, seeds, whole grains, and most importantly, fresh vegetables and fruits to your daily meals. Fatty foods are no good since they can reduce blood supply to the ears and other parts of the body due to cholesterol build-up.
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Please contact us to book an appointment at one of our clinics in Hamilton, East Kilbride, Clarkston, Ross Hall Hospital and Nufflied Hospital by calling our office on 01698 283549 or email email@example.com
Content Supplied by: Madri du Plessis