The winter holidays are here! The year is almost over and it’s been a great one with our new blog. It’s time to review what we’ve learned, and make sure we’re ready for the new year. Let’s look at how you can stay connected for the holidays.

It’s always a good time to get your ears checked

We started the new year with one of the most important resolutions you can make: evaluating your hearing. Didn’t make time to take care of that? That’s okay. There is still time to check this off your list. Click here to find a convenient day/time to have your hearing checked.

Hearing in Noise options can help you…with and without hearing loss

The options for enhancing the hearing experience are astounding. Modern technology has created some amazingly intuitive gadgets, from in-ear hearables that completely block noise or translate over 15 languages, to personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and hearing devices that provide intuitive, connected assistance for those with or without hearing loss. These days, the sky’s the limit.

Music is fun and healthy…when you do it right

Listening to music is fun! Did you know it’s also healthy? Several studies have shown music to be helpful in the cognitive functions of the brain, as well as improving mood and reducing mental health issues. In addition, music boosts our immune system, helping us fight disease and decrease pain. Music is all around us, and when we listen with protective devices, we can reap the benefits.

Nutrition helps hearing health

Between Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins, it’s hard to say which is better for your hearing. Still, this much is known: good nutrition isn’t just good for overall health; it’s especially good for hearing health. Keeping a balanced diet that focuses on ear-healthy foods can help reduce and even prevent the risk of hearing loss.

How to stay on top of hearing health

Did you know that you are the one who can best make sure you stay hearing-healthy? Here are some tips to help you along:

  • Get your ears professionally cleaned. Avoid using cotton swabs, and other pointed objects, and never, ever use ear candles.
  • Make sure your hearing aids are tuned and checked. Your audiologist can evaluate your devices and let you know if they are functioning properly, need to be updated, or should be replaced altogether.
  • Check for updates to technology or software. Old tech can cause more harm than good. Staying up-to-date ensures you have accurate, properly functioning devices.
  • Switch to rechargeable batteries. These save on cost and the environment, and they don’t run out, meaning you don’t have to worry about inconvenient lapses in function.
  • Found some interesting new hearing technology online or in a magazine? Check with your audiologist. They can best evaluate if the new tech will work well for your needs.

Contact RK Audiology today to get a consultation. Keeping your hearing checked – and in check – is the best present you can give yourself for the holidays. Don’t miss a single “Fa, la, la.”