According to statistics, the percentage of people with hearing loss problems increases every year. Each person has a different disease. Modern methods of treatment are quite effective, they depend directly on the severity of the disease.
The most affordable and effective is the use of hearing aids. But sometimes, with a minimal degree of hearing loss, you can use natural methods to improve hearing. Oddly enough, not many people know about them. Today we’ll talk about the techniques and methods that really work. Explore our tips for improving hearing and try to put them into practice. We are sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Techniques that really work!
In most cases, hearing loss occurs gradually, for example, when it comes to delayed age-related hearing loss. Therefore, you may not notice an issue until the symptoms become apparent. If you no longer understand your loved ones, and constantly ask them to repeat what was said earlier, most likely you have hearing difficulties.
However, do not panic! There are special proven methods, which, like affordable hearing aids, help people regain their lost abilities. Let’s consider the most effective of them.
Games and applications for brain training
The human brain plays a major role in the mechanism of sound perception. However, sometimes the brain begins to perceive them worse, especially in noisy environments. These types include age-related hearing loss, which is the most common in the modern world.
Age-related hearing loss is a medical condition called presbycusis. It usually starts out when someone reaches their late 50s to early 60s. The most common cause of it is damage to the nerve cells in the inner ear. Unlike other cells in the body, these nerve cells will not grow back when damaged, thus leading to impaired hearing. As the loss occurs in a gradual way, those affected will often not recognize that there’s something wrong with their hearing.
In older people, memory is deteriorating, and the speed of information processing is significantly reduced. For this category of patients, proper exercises aimed at training the brain are necessary. Modern technology has come to our aid.
Today you can help yourself using special applications on your smartphone! For example, cLEAR Auditory Training. Such programs are aimed at stimulating the auditory cortex of the brain. According to official figures, such programs increase patients’ ability to hear speech in noisy environments by up to 30%!
The main goal of the method is live communication. You can ask your loved ones to read aloud. After that, do a short retelling of the text and, together with your partner, analyze the mistakes made.
Communicate as often as possible in noisy environments, such as in a restaurant, outdoors, or with the TV turned on. The method, among other things, will not let you stay at home, which will positively affect your emotional state.
Try to determine the direction of the sound source. Let someone from your family move around the room and talk with you. You need to guess which side and how far your partner is. This skill will be especially useful in group conversations.
Focus when you are alone
The method is aimed at increasing concentration, in cases where a person is left alone. The main thing is to be able to hear individual sounds and abstract from the outside world.
Meditation. You need to take the most comfortable position and focus only on your breath. The muscles of the body must be relaxed, and all unnecessary thoughts are thrown aside.
Soundproofing technique. You need to close your eyes and focus on one sound. For example, listen to the birds singing, the murmur of water, etc.
Performing these exercises periodically will teach you to focus on the most important sounds in a conversation.
Cleaning ear canals from earwax
Earwax acts as a kind of barrier between the ear canal on the one hand and microbes on the other. However, improper and untimely hygiene procedures lead to conductive hearing loss. Therefore, at the first symptoms, you need to seek help. The audiologist will tell you if you need earwax cleaning after the examination.
Did you know that smokers are more likely to suffer hearing loss? According to studies, smoking increases the chance of a problem. Nicotine restricts blood flow, therefore, the degradation of inner ear cells occurs.
The intake of vitamins and supplements
Some vitamins and nutritional supplements help prevent hearing loss.
Folic acid. The component slows down age-related as well as low-frequency hearing loss
Protects against hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to noise
Fish fat. Eating fatty fish at least twice a week reduces the likelihood of hearing loss by 40%
Vitamins C, E, B12 and beta-carotene. According to studies, their consumption has a beneficial effect on brain activity and significantly reduces the risk of hearing loss after 40 years
However, do not forget! Before you start taking any drug, you must consult your doctor.
We have extensive experience that has enabled us to compile this list of highly effective methods. At the same time, you’ll find some more interesting tips to improve hearing in this video.
Modern technology against hearing problems
We told you about effective techniques, which improve hearing naturally. Unfortunately, they are not omnipotent and in case of severe hearing loss only special devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants will help you.
Do you feel you are starting to lose your hearing and don’t know where to start? Welcome to Audiology Island! We’ll conduct a survey and, if necessary, we’ll select hearing aids at an affordable price.
Our goal is to restore hearing health to everyone who seeks help. After all, there is nothing more important than hearing our loved ones and being near them, no matter what happens.
About Dr Stella Fulman
Dr. Stella Fulman, AU.D., CCC-A received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Audiology from Brooklyn College in 2004 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in 2008. [ Learn More ]