Take a quiet break to prevent ear fatigue. Limit phone time, TV time and music time.
Sounds surround us every day and are a part of our daily life. From the buzz of the office, electronics, traffic and music we bombard our ears with sound. It has a real effect on our health and well-being, including our hearing.
In this day of electronics, we are constantly putting sound into our ears. We begin our day with TV or music. We wear earbuds throughout the day to listen to the latest podcast or to block out the world. We wear headphones to exercise. We use earbuds to put us to sleep. We do this automatically without even thinking.
Our ears work hard 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reward your ears by giving them a break for 5-10 minutes, 3 times/day. Dedicate small chunks of time to allow your ears and brain to rest.
“Unplug” from your phone, music, podcasts, and TV for short breaks during the day. Music isn’t any better – even if you are trying to drown out other sounds around you. Your ears need quiet time. Especially if you’re a musician or dental professional!
A good sound break can help your ability to recall information, concentrate and perform basic tasks. It can reduce stress and fatigue at the end of the day. Quiet time can improve your child’s ability to stay focused and remember what they learned.
Make your space quiet. Listen to the environment around you. Think and be creative without pumping sound into your ears. You will be surprised how restorative a 5-minute ear break can be! How do you plan to rest your ears?
Dr. Anita Carroll is a licensed Audiologist and owner of Hearing Solutions in the Triangle, PLLC with over 25 years of experience. Make your ears a priority for 2019 and you will see improved relationships and less stress. If you’re looking to test hearing or advice visit our online scheduling here.