Healthy choices for better hearing in the new year

Question: I plan to start 2020 by taking better care of all of me. What do I need to do to take care of my ears and hearing?


Answer: Kudos to you for wanting to remain healthy and alert for years to come. The first line of intervention for hearing is to have a diagnostic hearing test by a Doctor of Audiology. This exam looks at ear related concerns which may indicate other health issues. Everyone should have a complete exam if you:

Are over the age of 55
Have a family history of hearing loss
Have a history of noise exposure
Have tinnitus or noises in the ears
Have ear pain
Have memory decline

Have Increased falls
Have Diabetes
Have Depression
Have Heart Disease
Have Ear Infections
Have Hearing loss in one ear