Solutions to age-related hearing loss

ADMIN / feb 20, 2020

Solutions to age-related hearing loss

1.Understand different types of hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be divided into three categories depending on where it occurs, Sensorineural (neurological lesions); Conductive deafness (outer middle ear lesions) ; Mixed (a combination of the first two types of deafness). Deafness in the elderly is sensorineural in nature, manifested most often by simultaneous hearing loss in both ears, a slow onset, and no difficulty with verbal communication.
It is usually not noticeable. However, in the later stage, hearing and language are obviously affected, and the ability to analyze language decreases, they often can hear but not hear well.

2.Elderly people experiencing hearing problems should visit the otolaryngology department of the hospital. Various inflammatory, middle ear and inner ear diseases should be treated promptly, which is beneficial for hearing recovery. Once diagnosed as age related hearing loss, or other neurological hearing loss, hearing has been reduced to 40 decibels or more, hearing aids can be considered. If the loss is due to conductive deafness, or mixed deafness, hearing aids can also be used as appropriate, but the primary disease should be dealt with first.

3.How to choose hearing aids.
According to the curve of the audiogram and the doctor's or optometrist's recommendation, you should choose the right hearing aid for you. There are certain factors that should be considered when choosing the type of the hearing aid. In general, binaural hearing aids are better than monaural hearing aids. This is because binaural hearing is more balanced, the sound is more three-dimensional, and speech is improved. It also helps to suppress tinnitus and shorten the adaptation period of the hearing aid.

Our recommendation--aQustic hearing aids --A self-adjusting intelligent hearing aid.

The big screen of the hearing aids shows the volume. It is easy and convenient to tune the volume; the tuning accuracy is up to one decibel. Users do not need to go to the hospital to test their hearing, they can adjust the volume until they are satisfied with the volume. The hearing aid has a memory function, the next time when the hearing aid is turned on, it will automatically set to the volume before the shutdown.
Hearing care

1.Maintain a healthy eating lifestyle
The elderly should pay special attention to nutrition and supplement with zinc, iron, calcium and other micronutrients, especially zinc. These micronutrients have a significant effect on the prevention of age-related hearing loss. Foods rich in zinc include seafood and shellfish, which are good for preventing age-related hearing loss when consumed regularly. You can also take supplements that are rich in vitamins and micronutrients.

2.Maintain emotional stability
Elderly people have poor vascular elasticity and are prone to high blood pressure leading to inner ear vasospasm and microcirculatory disturbances when agitated. If accompanied by high blood lipids, it will aggravate the ischemia and hypoxia of the inner ear, eventually leading to hearing loss. We can use ginkgo biloba and salvia preparations which have the effect of activating blood circulation and resolving blood clots to improve microcirculation and achieve healthcare and treatment purposes.

3.Avoid working and living in noisy places for a long time
among elderly deaf people, there are more urban residents than rural residents, which may be related to the high level of noise in the urban environment. Elderly people who live and work in a noisy environment for a long time also show a higher disease rate. Therefore, the elderly should try to avoid long-term noise stimulation and leave the sources of sudden noise as soon as possible to reduce the impact and damage to both ears.

4.Quit smoking and drinking
Nicotine and alcohol can directly damage the auditory nerve. Long-term excessive smoking and alcohol consumption can also lead to the occurrence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, resulting in inadequate blood supply to the inner ear and affect hearing.

5.Physical exercise
Physical activity improves circulation throughout the body, and the blood supply to the inner ear will improve as a result. Exercise can be chosen based on specific health conditions, walking, jogging, etc., but be sure to stick to them!