Everyday we’re exposed to all kinds of sounds. You’ll be surprised that many of them can affect our health in a negative way, especially if you’re not aware of it. While many people assume sound-related problems will have an adverse effect on their hearing abilities only, the deficiency ramifies to several other health issues such as, increased level of stress (because of hearing uncertainties) or fatigue episodes, resulting from a poor night’s sleep. Let’s take a look at some of the everyday sounds that could end up causing damage to your health!
Music (using headphones)
When you listen to music, through headphones, the audio is pumped directly into your ear drums. This flow can put a lot of pressure on the sensitive cells found inside the ear, if you don’t adjust the playback volume to a safe setting. The strain can eventually kill them, leading to deafness. If these cells are badly damaged they will cause problems such as tinnitus, loss of hearing. The more you listen to loud music and damage your hearing, the more you’ll increase the volume level and allow things to spiral out of control.
There are many health risks associated with the use of mobile phones and one of them is similar to the
problem of using headphones. The sound travel directly into the ear, which can damage the cells and lead to problems including tinnitus. Other health problems associated with using a mobile phone include
disruption to sleep patterns due to the affect it has on our brain activity and not getting enough sleep can be really problematic.
Listening to live music in pubs or while attending to festivals may be fun. But I’m sure that you’ve experienced at least once that loud ringing noise you have in your ears when you go home at the end of the night! This is the way your ears warn you that they’re unhappy. Loud sounds that are played over a long period of time can damage your hearing. If there’s a ringing sound left in your ears after the music has finished, we talk about tinnitus which can also lead to sleep disruptions.
Loud Sounds at Work
The types of loud sounds that your ears are put under pressure by at work will depend on what job you do. For example, if you work in a noisy part of an airport, your ears should be guarded by protective ear gear. This accessory acts as a barrier between the sound waves and your ears. Use the same if you work at a race track or in a factory. Some of the sounds heard at work can also be fairly stressful to listen to all day, every day throughout the week and can lead to sleepless nights and other stress-related problems.
What Can You Do If You Suffer From Hearing Loss?
One of the best things to do if you suffer from hearing problems is to get regular check-ups with your GP or at companies like Hidden Hearing to ensure it isn’t getting any worse. You will need to avoid the root cause of the problem, whether this means attending fewer rock concerts or wearing earplugs at work, and this will help to prevent further damage.
It’s very important to be aware of the impact that loud sounds can have on our health. Identifying them early, helps you to avoid suffering from hearing loss. Prevention is always better than treatment!