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4 Things That Can Impact Your Hearing

Are you struggling with issues related to your hearing? If so, it’s important to understand how to correct these problems and their causes. Let’s explore some key possibilities and help you hear everything more clearly. 

Ear Wax Build Up

You may have ear wax building up to the point it blocks sound from traveling through, don’t be tempted to shove swabs in there. Your health care provider can easily check your ears and deal with anything troublesome. If you do have ear wax build up, clearing it safely entails pouring some warm liquid into your ear to gently and carefully flush the wax. Ear drops can also be helpful Either technique can be done by a trained professional or you could do it yoursef with an ear-flushing kit.

Once you have had this treatment, you might immediately notice improvement with your hearing. There’s nothing much you can do to prevent a future build up of ear wax. Ears are usually self cleaning and will naturally push the wax to the surface. Have them checked periodically if you’re prone to ear wax blockages.

Growth In the Ear

You could have a growth in your ear that blocks sound or inhibits normal hearing. If you are concerned you might be dealing with a growth, we recommend speaking to your doctor immediately. If you indeed have a growth, it will need to be biopsied and likely need to be surgically removal. The most common ear growth is benign and called an Acoustic neuroma. Understadning what type of growth it is will help you make good decisions in the future about your health.

Neurological Issues

Consider whether your hearing could be caused by an underlying neurological issue. It’s entirely possible that you could have an unknown condition which may need professional attention. Some culprits that might affect your hearing are migraine, MS, excessive stress, alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism spectrum disorder, and many others.

Your issue could improve on its own or require assistance to do so. It is in your best interest to be informed and completely understand what your option are. You can learn more by seeing a specialist and under going a hearing evaluation

Cognitive Decline 

Cognitive decline is a well-researched topic today. In fact, cognitive decline has been connected to hearing impairment. This is common in old age and can impact both hearing and eyesight. Unfortunately, issues with your hearing can also lead to further cognitive decline. This viscious cycle can happen without complete awareness. A neurologist or specialist in auditory conditions are best to help you understand what is happening and how to deal with it.

We hope this helps you understand why you could be struggling with your hearing and what you can do. Additionally, knowing the potential issues helps you to plan and be proactive. 

**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, its owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors, and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.

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