Now we know that looking after your hearing doesn’t have the same appeal as working on your pecs (that’s the muscle in your upper arm/chest for you non-gym junkies) or working on your mindfulness – we get it. But, whether we like to admit it or not, having good hearing is just as important – no, sorry more so – than having a “ripped” body, or feeling super chilled and at peace with the world.
Does it seem like everyone around you has started mumbling? Are you always asking people to speak up? Do you have to guess at the specials at your local restaurant because you can’t hear the waiter (…it’s always safe to assume there’s a pan fried salmon on the menu). Age-related hearing loss can happen so slowly you don’t even notice it, until one day you’re at your favourite restaurant and it’s impossible to hear what
We’ve all had that ringing in our ears after a big night on the dance floor or a night out watching our favourite band, right? Hey, it’s the sign of a good night, isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Yes, the social aspect of getting out and having a good time is important for our mental health and wellbeing. But also, well, no. You see, one-off episodes like this can actually contribute to hearing loss