Choosing a Health Care Provider Who Matches Your Parenting Philosophies
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Choosing a Health Care Provider Who Matches Your Parenting Philosophies

Hi, my name is Katlyn. As a mum of four kids, I take their health very seriously. However, I also take my own parenting philosophies seriously. Because of that, I have always attempted to find doctors and health care providers who resonate with my style. That includes everything from their thoughts on how often to prescribe medication to how they speak to my children. If you want tips on finding the perfect healthcare provider, please explore these posts. They contain everything I have learned over the years, and I hope my experiences can really help other mums and families! Take Care, Katlyn.


Choosing a Health Care Provider Who Matches Your Parenting Philosophies

How to Protect Your Hearing for Lifelong Comfort

Zoey Olson

Your hearing plays an important part in helping you take in the world around you. It can alert you to certain dangers and it helps you participate in conversations. Because of this, you need to do what you can to protect it. Fortunately, there are some small steps you can take to make sure your hearing is a lifelong benefit you can enjoy.

Hearing Protection Devices

Depending on where you work, hearing protection devices may become a daily part of your routine. For example, if you work on an airfield, it's necessary to use ear muffs to protect you against the noises coming from an aircraft. Even if you don't work around loud noises, remain alert to events that may expose you to loud noises. For example, it could be necessary to wear soft earplugs when building work is taking place at your office. As well as providing some comfort in the form of lessening distractions, they can guard you against the sudden loud noises that may cause tinnitus. Speak with an audiologist or your workplace's occupational health department if you have any concerns.

Turn it Down

Most people love to listen to music and podcasts. It's natural to want to fully immerse yourself in the sounds you enjoy or to clearly hear the words of a narrator. However, when you increase your device's volume too much, you will slowly damage your hearing. The damage is often insidious, which means it may be irreversible by the time it becomes obvious. Some phone brands will issue a warning when you've exposed yourself to too much loud noise over time. If yours doesn't, try using an app that tells you whether the sounds are too loud. Too much exposure to loud sounds is harmful, so turn the sound down so you can enjoy your music without harming your hearing.

See Your Audiologist

Even if you don't feel as though you're developing hearing problems, it's wise to see an audiologist from time to time. They're professionals when it comes to detecting the types of issues you may not notice for yourself. If they do notice a problem, they can recommend lifestyle changes or prescribe hearing aids that make your life easier. When you first visit your audiologist, ask them how often they feel you should return for a check. As with any other area of your health, taking preventative steps to safeguard your hearing is better than waiting for the problem to happen.