Tuesday, June 23, 2020

What is hearing loss? How to prevent hearing loss?

What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss refers to various reasons that cause people to have difficulty hearing, and can't hear or can't hear environmental sounds and speech sounds clearly. The degree includes the following:

Mild: Difficulty listening to conversation

Moderate: Difficulty listening to loud words

Severe: shouting into your ears and only hearing a few words

Very severe: shouting into your ears and hearing no words

Hearing loss will directly affect people's lives, work and learning; for children, it can affect the development of their language skills.

How to prevent hearing loss?

(1) To prevent deafness before and during pregnancy, and conduct genetic counseling and genetic testing for deafness if necessary;

(2) Pay attention to ear health care and prevent ear infections. Inadvertently clean the external auditory meatus to prevent foreign objects, sewage, etc. from entering the external auditory meatus;

(3) To prevent otitis media, seek medical treatment as soon as possible;

(4) Use ototoxic drugs with caution;

(5) Healthy diet and proper exercise to prevent metabolic diseases such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia;

(6) Avoid prolonged exposure to noise and prevent noisy hearing loss.

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