Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Music to my Ears ...


On a train,bus or in the gym , it is a familiar sight, young people with earphones in their ears, listening to the latest tunes, sometimes so loud that you can hear it clearly just sitting next to them. It is almost a sin to be without an earphone "surgically attached" to their ears.
The effects of this lifestyle is not immediately detected or even after a few years but give it a decade or two and there will be an epidemic of hearing problems in younger people due to ignorance.

It is a similar situation to sunbathing, we all know the life threatening effects of continuous sun bathing such as skin cancer but do not take a simple precaution such as using a good sunblock.
Well ear care is no different!! It is simply making a choice as to whether we want our
hearing to last into our golden years. Use an earplug for noise protection, use Bioears which is anti bacterial to prevent ear infections and whatever you do don't poke foreign objects into your ears its amazing how many people use matches, car keys or even toothpicks to scratch their ears, if you damage or tear your eardrum their is nothing that can be done to repair it.

Our ears, unlike most of the rest of our body never turn off or stop working they go 24/7 so take care of them and make good choices for quality hearing. Creating awareness especially amongst younger people is necessary not to stop them from enjoying the music but perhaps so that they don't set it too loud or have it at an acceptable noise level so as not to cause trauma to the ear.

That Village people song comes to mind "You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music" Nor would we want to. Enjoy the music!! That is one of the pleasures of life. Many people enjoy a longer life span today more so than previous generations but what is the point if you go deaf and have to spend most of it hearing impaired. I encourage young people, mother,fathers grandparents take care of what you have.

Now that is music to my ears!!

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