December 3rd, 2017 by Anita Carroll
Ears need rest and quiet time this holiday season!
Make the most of your time together this season by hearing your absolute best! Noisy malls, busy restaurants and even the holiday music can be too much to handle in the coming weeks. Even our ears need to rest! Take a quiet break to prevent ear fatigue. Limit phone time, TV time and music time.
Rest is important to be able to focus and understand others. As you prepare for the holidays, get plenty of sleep and allow for “quiet time”. It takes extra energy and concentration to follow conversations in holiday settings. This can make us extremely tired.
When our brain is fatigued – we are unable to focus and make good conversation. This causes brain overload and ear fatigue. We are thinking, ‘I’m exhausted and I just want to get out of here.’ That will not result in good conversation. You’re better off taking a break and resting your ears.
3 Tips to Remember:
- Minimize the total sound you are exposed to before a visit or activity. (Remove earphones, limit tool use and loud exercise classes).
- Plan for daily quiet breaks such as a walk, reading or nap.
- Limit yourself to one “activity” per day. Try not to go to several occasions on the same day. Allow your ears to be rested and sharp!
Communicating is exhausting – so take time out for your ears to do their job!
If you’re looking to maintain current hearing or improve communication with better hearing contact our Audiologist for more thoughts on preventing ear fatigue.