Masks and hearing aids

Health experts remind us that an effective way to slow the spread of Covid-19 is to wear a mask. This means covering your mouth and nose when using public transport, shopping in shops and at the weekly market. For most people, it’s nothing more than an annoyance, which poses a real challenge for hearing aid wearers. Many hearing AIDS were lost in the first few weeks after the prescription took effect. This condition is often overlooked when masks are put on and taken off. So, in the following, we’ll give you some tips and practical tips to prevent you from losing your hearing aid and help you put on a mask to make your daily life easier.

Hearing loss has increased significantly in recent years

We live in a world that is getting bigger and bigger and is increasingly damaging our hearing. Other causes may be inflammation, injury, disease, medication, or damage after birth. In addition, hearing decreases with age. Today, about 46 million Americans over the age of 45 can hear only to a limited extent. More than 1 in 1,000 newborns suffer from congenital hearing loss. Hearing impairment is therefore the most common disorder among newborns. Experts estimate that one in five young people in the United States already has a hearing impairment.

Hearing loss can affect the personality of older adults

Hearing impairment can affect lives in many ways. Untreated hearing loss can negatively affect the physical and mental health of the hearing impaired. Exertion, muscle tension, headaches, feelings of isolation, fear or sadness are some of these consequences.

Studies have shown that hearing loss is associated with decreased brain quality and reduced productivity. Other studies have shown that hearing loss can lead to social isolation and depression, which can reduce the quality of life of those affected. Another study suggests that hearing loss can change the personality of older adults. Those affected become introverted and unsociable.

Smoking can damage your hearing

People who smoke not only damage their airways and blood vessels, but also significantly harm their hearing. One study showed that smoking a cigarette every day increases the risk of hearing loss.

The health of young smokers is also at risk. Adolescents exposed to cigarette smoke were two to three times more likely to experience hearing loss than those with no or little exposure to cigarettes.

In addition, 80 percent of participants in the study were unaware that their health was being affected and that smoking could also cause tinnitus and dizziness.