When most of us think about our health and how to take care of it, our thoughts typically turn to regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet. These are certainly important issues, yet many of us are ignoring other important aspects of our overall health-such as our hearing, or generally speaking the condition of our ears. While we go to great lengths to protect the health of many of our other organs, our ears are too frequently downplayed as if they just weren’t that important when in reality nothing could be further from the truth. Just as we should be mindful of what we eat, whether or not we are living an overly sedentary lifestyle, etc., we should also bear in mind how our lifestyle is affecting the health of our ears and what consequences there are for our hearing overall.
A little education is in order with regards to the issue of hearing health so that unfounded notions can be cast out and the reality of the situation can be absorbed.