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What is the right way to take care of our hearing?

Our senses are the fundamental building blocks that connect us to the world around us, and without a doubt, one of the most valuable is our sense of hearing. Through our ears, we can appreciate the beauty of music, enjoy meaningful conversations and be alert to potential dangers.

However, we often underestimate the importance of taking care of our hearing and the need to protect it properly.

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In today's fast-paced lifestyle, we are constantly surrounded by noise and sounds of all kinds, many of which can be detrimental to our long-term hearing health. That's why, in this article, we'll explore the right ways to take care of our hearing and how we can take preventive measures to preserve this precious sense.

From controlling volume to paying attention to properly cleaning our ears, each of these tips has been endorsed by audiology experts and can make the difference between healthy hearing and potential problems down the road.

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of audiology and learn how to keep our ears in optimal condition to fully enjoy the sound life around us. Taking care of our hearing is a gift that we must cherish and protect today for a future full of enriching sounds!

Hearing is an essential sense, and following these guidelines can help prevent hearing problems and maintain healthy hearing over time:

  1. Avoid exposure to loud noise: Excessive noise can damage the sensory cells of the inner ear. Wear hearing protection, such as earplugs, in noisy places or when exposed to loud sounds, such as concerts or heavy machinery.

  2. Regulating volume: When using headphones or earphones, avoid setting the volume too high, especially for long periods of time. A general rule of thumb is to keep the volume at 60% or less of its maximum capacity.

  3. Take hearing breaks: If you work in a noisy environment, try to take short breaks in quieter places to allow your ears to recover.

  4. Proper cleaning: Clean your ears carefully, using only products recommended by a hearing health specialist. Do not use sharp objects or cotton swabs, as you may damage the ear canal or push wax into the eardrum.

  5. Attention to otitis: Treat any ear infection properly and follow your doctor's recommendations to avoid complications.

  6. Pressure control: If you frequently fly or scuba dive, make sure your ears are properly equalized to pressure changes to avoid inner ear problems.

  7. Avoid inserting foreign objects: Do not insert small objects, such as eyedroppers, into your ears. They can cause damage or infection.

  8. Balanced diet: A healthy diet can have a positive impact on hearing health. Be sure to consume nutrients such as antioxidants, omega-3s and vitamin D.

  9. Regular exercise: Exercise can improve blood circulation and promote hearing health.

  10. Perform regular hearing tests: Schedule regular check-ups with a hearing care professional or audiologist to detect any changes in hearing and take preventive measures if necessary.

  11. Monitor your medication: Some medications can be ototoxic and damage your hearing. Be sure to inform your doctor if you have hearing problems before you are prescribed new drugs.

  12. Stress management: Stress can negatively affect hearing. Practice relaxation and stress management techniques, such as yoga or meditation.



Sontec Hearing Centers reminds you that preventive care is critical to preserving good hearing throughout life. If you experience changes in your hearing or have concerns about your hearing health, seek the guidance of an audiology professional.

We offer audiology services, so it is crucial that we promote audiology testing for all those who have symptoms of hearing problems or who are at risk of developing them.

Sontec Hearing Centers offers a free in-depth hearing evaluation, from which we recommend the best solution to the problem according to the needs of each individual.

To this end, we have highly qualified audiologists and audiology professionals, registered in Spain and the United Kingdom, who take care of all the hearing health needs of their clients.


We also work together with the Junta de Andalucía and the Andalusian Health Service, as well as with several organizations based in the United Kingdom.

For more information, please contact any of our hearing centers:

Sontec La Cala de Mijas 

Plaza del Bulevar, 26 B, 29649 Mijas | +34 952-467-675

Sontec Fuengirola

Calle Hermanos Pinzón 4, Edificio Florida II, Local 9ºA, 29640 Fuengirola | +34 952 667 402

info@sontec.es | https://sontec.es

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