Terris Little Haven

I've traded scrubs for relaxation as a retired nurse, soaking up the Southern charm in Georgia and living my ultimate life! With my furry friends by my side, I'm not just a tiny house dweller – I'm a tiny house enthusiast, blogging my heart out along the way!

Health & Wellness

Why Your Ears Deserve As Much Attention As Your Eyes

Do you take care of your ears? It’s a weird question to ask, but it’s one people don’t really consider. After all, other parts of your health come first, and out of sensory issues we can all go through, your vision tends to come first. 

We think that needs to change. Every element of your health should be taken seriously, and your ears deserve as much time and attention as your eyes. Here’s why. 

Sound is an Integral Part of Life

You might be able to navigate more clearly with your eyes, but if you can’t hear much along the way, you’ll lose context clues from the situations you find yourself in. Someone who has hearing loss will find it harder to interact with family and friends, strangers and cashiers, and anyone who comes up to them wanting to talk. 

A lot of communication is unspoken, but with only around 500,000 people knowing ASL, truly understanding what’s going on will take some getting used to. Without sound, the world can feel like it’s lost some of its color; this has even been linked to depression in the past. 

A Loss of Hearing Makes Life Harder

Both your eyes and ears are here to help you; they’re the most significant two out of the five senses. However, if you have less ability in using one of your five senses to navigate the world, your life will be impacted. Hearing loss falls under that bracket; even when your sight is 20/20, if your hearing isn’t, not only will it be harder to pick up sounds, but it’ll be exhausting to try and understand them as well. 

While hearing loss is common, it’s not something to be treated lightly, and you cannot deal with it just by increasing the volume on the TV. The good news is that hearing loss is less of a burden than ever before. 

There are more hearing aid styles than ever, and they can be customized to suit you. Once you’re wearing them as a part of normal life, if something goes wrong, you can take your aid along to the hearing aid repair department at your audiologist’s office. You don’t have to panic about trying to fix them. Most of all, you can take the aid in and out whenever you need, meaning the world only goes quiet when you want it to. 

They Keep You Balanced

Your ears aren’t just for hearing. They help you to stay upright and feel like the world is rightly on its axis. That’s why vertigo can be such a hindrance; when your inner ear starts misbehaving, the world tips upside down as well. 

If everything is spinning round you, there’s not much your eyes can do to help. But if you focus on your ears and keep them in the best condition possible, these episodes will pass without incident. 

Your ears are superstars in their own right. Treat them like it for best health.