Long conversations tire everyone out. Women, unlike men, spend a lot of time discussing different topics. Is it worth worrying about it right away? Of course not. You probably have auditory fatigue, which is worth paying attention to if you lose energy and feel lethargy after such conversations. Also, pay attention to your condition if you have difficulty communicating with a nearby noise, become more quickly tired at work and absent-minded, or are annoyed by any background noise.
Why do long conversations tire you out?
The hearing organ is not just the ears. When sound waves cause the hair cells in the inner ear to vibrate, these cells transmit nerve impulses to the brain. There the central auditory analyzer is located. It receives these signals and recognizes them. As a result, we experience sounds. Over time and under the influence of excessive noise, the hair cells are irreversibly damaged and die. The problem is that hair cells, unlike nerve cells, do not regenerate over time. They can’t regenerate. As their number decreases, the brain requires more and more effort to perceive incoming nerve impulses. And the more hair cells die, the harder it is for the brain. Hearing becomes an endless, grueling marathon. Have you ever seen a long-distance runner after finishing? It’s the same with the brain.
How to help with hearing fatigue?
Auditory fatigue is a typical accompanying symptom of hearing loss. You should see an audiologist if you experience the above symptoms. In parallel, you can relieve your brain by doing the following tips.
Increase the flow of oxygen to the brain
Do it, and it’ll get a second breath in the literal meaning. Oxygen determines its ability to function fully. Do breathing exercises every hour. Take several deep, measured breaths. It’ll increase blood flow to the brain area and provide extra oxygen to maintain brain activity.
Eliminate background noise
It is a serious impediment to proper hearing, especially if you have hearing loss.
In all its simplicity, it is a very effective tip. Get away from loud noise, music, and conversations in a quiet place. Use earplugs if you are tired of side conversations. Give your brain and ears at least some rest. For all their situational effectiveness, these measures are only a temporary solution if you suffer from hearing loss.
What about hearing aids?
So, if you have hearing problems and you see symptoms such as fatigue, make an appointment with an audiologist. Hearing loss is a serious problem. It won’t go away over time. On the contrary, it will only get worse over time. Dizziness, headaches, decreased cognitive function, various psychological difficulties, and other problems will join to the rapid fatigue. You do not want to live under such circumstances, do you? Then the first step to a happy and active life is to talk to a doctor. Time is of the essence for treatment. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you’ll forget unpleasant symptoms.
Today, hearing care knows how to correct hearing and help people with hearing loss. First and foremost, it is the daily use of medical devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Let’s learn more about hearing aids. These are small and powerful electronic devices that correct hearing for necessary levels. They amplify some sounds and diminish others, depending on the individual patient. As a result, the patient can hear and understand all external sounds well in any acoustic environment.
Choosing, buying, and fitting hearing aids is a complicated process. You can’t do it all by yourself. That’s another reason to seek help from an audiologist. Your doctor will do the necessary research, consider your wishes, and choose the best models. In addition, the specialist will help you choose hearing aid supplies.
Should you be afraid to use hearing aids? Of course not! For about 10-15 years, many patients with hearing loss did not wear devices, even as recommended by their doctors. Some were embarrassed to use electronic assistants. Others were dissatisfied with the performance and sound quality. But today everything is different. Today, hearing aids are powerful, compact, and stylish devices. They can even enhance your style.
Depending on your degree of hearing loss and personal preference, you can choose the type of device that best suits you. For example, In-The-Canal devices are great for active people with mild hearing loss.
Forget the days when hearing aids were bulky, uncomfortable, and attracted unwanted attention. Today, these devices will surprise you with their sound quality (regardless of the cost) and range of additional features. They work equally well in quiet environments and noisy, crowded places. You’ll feel great in any acoustic environment! In time, all the unpleasant symptoms associated with hearing loss will disappear! Enjoy the wonderful palette of nature sounds and the voices of your loved ones!