Do you still remember the first time you started to hear this uncomfortable ringing in your ears? Then there were times you would hear buzzing as if a minute insect is stuck inside your ear and its life’s goal is simply to make you frustrated and very uncomfortable.
The all of a sudden, there was nothing. Everything suddenly feels like a blur, and you initially became disoriented, unsure of what was really happening. You had difficulty communicating, and you could not decipher even the sound of your own voice.
We understand how scary those times can get. We know that a moment of being scared can give birth into a season that is full of down times and incomprehensible challenges. We know how it affects your family and the closest people to you. We also know how it impacts your career, how difficult it can get in the workplace when no one understands you, and you seem to find yourself constantly groping in the dark.
In spite of what many people with hearing loss experience, the fact still remains that there is always hope for a remedy, a cure or a temporary fix. Our modern day technologies have enabled scientists to create wonders even where it concerns hearing, and a lot of people who previously suffered from hearing loss now live their lives like normal people would.
The key element in their recovery or improved hearing conditions is simply their decision to take control of their circumstances. It may seem easier said than done, but it can be done.
Here are a few tips as to how you can take control of your hearing loss in spite of the challenges it brings:
1. Always choose to see the good in the situation.
2. Do not let it get in the way of your dreams. You can still have and enjoy the life you have always wanted.
3. Seek professional help right away and know your options for treatment and rehabilitation.
4. Channel your frustration and fears towards doing what is necessary in order to be able to regain your hearing.
5. Learn new ways of communicating with the people around you through the help of experts and/ or professionals.
Having a deep understanding of your condition will also help you greatly. For one, being able to accept your situation is key to moving forward. You will only begin to accept it if you know what is happening to your body.
Here are some of the potential causes of hearing loss:
- Excessive noise exposure
- Viral infections
- Ototoxic drugs
- A traumatic injury
Understanding the cause of your hearing loss can help you see things from a better perspective. The more that you understand, the better is your capacity to make sound and promising decisions about what things to do next in order to regain your hearing.
What matters most is you do not give up. You find ways and means in order to combat your condition. You may not regain the life you had before you lost your hearing, but you can definitely live a better one.