A hearing test is no doubt very useful for those who have even a small doubt about the veracity of their hearing. If you have a nagging feeling that one or both of your ears may have a problem, read this article and start asking yourself; “How often should I get a hearing test ?”.
Thre are some variables that affect your hearing that you may not be aware of. The ones you do know about, loud headphones, loud machines at work, rock concerts and the like are all pretty much self-evident. The ones that are not self-evident are interesting. Did you know that consuming Aspartame ( a popular artificial sweetener ) can cause hearing loss ? What´s that you say ? Seriously, you should already be avoiding aspartame like the plague. It is transformed into formic acid ( This is the same poison a fire ant injects. ) inside our bodies. Do you really think it is safe to ingest this ? If you consume Aspartame regularly, it is wise to be asking; “How often should I get a hearing test ?”. For you a hearing exam should be at the very least a yearly event.
Another little-known side effect of smoking is hearing loss. Bad health habits may have even stranger side effects than you think. Nearly every smoker knows that this habit is bad for them. But what about those non-smokers that are breathing in the second-hand smoke ? This means that smokers cause non-smokers to lose their hearing also. If you smoke, please do not do it around others, especially if they are non-smokers. If you do not care about yourself, please care about them. For the smoker, the question; “How often should I get a hearing test ?”, is again, less than every twelve months. If you live with a smoker, the same applies to you, even though it is not your fault. It would be so much easier if people would just put down their cigarettes.
If you are advanced in years and you are having hearing loss, it may not be just because of your age. It has been discovered that the breakdown of calcium usage in the brain stem is a cause of hearing loss. The brain collects and analyzes the neural signals that are given to it from the ears. The brain does no hearing on its own. Therefore, when the brain no longer processes the signals from the ears correctly, hearing loss can result. If you are concerned about getting older and losing your hearing, you can rejuvenate your health and youth by doing something called “juicing”. This is consuming your vegetables in liquid form. A professional doctor online has reported seventy five year old women who look like they are in their forties, because they juiced their vegetables and lived healthy. The lesson here is, if you are not living healthily and are advanced in years, the question; “How often should I get a hearing test ?”, is going to be answered correctly with; “At least once a year or more.”.
Take care of your body and your body will take care of itself. This is a basic rule and your hearing is a part of it.