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Care Of Your Ears

Posted by : Prince, 01 Jun 2011 03:21 PM
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Care Of Your Ears
Get coughs, cold and ear infection treated at the earliest
Never hit anyone (especially children) near the ear as it may damage the eardrum.

Noise
Sound level in your workplace must not exceed 85dB. If it does, reduce the noise or wear ear protectors.
Don't play your television, stereo, cell phone, Walkman, IPod too loud. It is common to turn up the volume because of the background noise of traffic; conversations etc. and this can eventually cause hearing loss.
Wear ear plugs / muffs when you use noisy equipment or when you go to discos, nightclubs, rock concerts or at least take a break so that your ears can rest and recover.
Excess use of cell phones is likely to lead to incurable deafness and higher incidence of brain and ear tumors.

Introducing Foreign Objects In Your Ear
Avoid the use of ear buds as they may push wax down onto your drum and damage your eardrum
Wear ear plugs while swimming to avoid unclean water entering your ear and causing infections.

In Case Of Hearing Impairment
Avoid the use of the following medicines. Also show your doctor the list of medicines to be avoided when you go to him / her for treatment.
Amino glycoside antibiotics : Streptomycin, Dihydrostreptomycin, Neomycin, Viomycin, Framycetin, Polymixin B, Gentamycin
Anti-malarial drugs : Quinine, Chloroquine
Diuretics : Lasix, Ethacrynic acid
Salicylates : Aspirin
Cytotoxic drugs
If there is one sided hearing loss, then turn the better hearing ear towards the speaker during conversations.
If a child has a one sided hearing loss, then request the school to let the child sit at the front of the class with the better ear facing the teacher
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