5 Exercises to Keep Your Hearing Sharp

Did you know that your brain plays a vital role in hearing? It processes and interprets auditory information received from the ears. An untreated hearing loss can therefore impact the function of your brain.

Keeping a sense of awareness when it comes t o your hearing can be a great help. Understanding when you may be experiencing hearing loss can help you seek treatment sooner.

Exercises to Keep Your Hearing Sharp

Just like any other muscle in your body, your ears can be worked out. This is a great way to “test their strength” and increase your understanding of what your “normal” baseline hearing looks like.

We’re taking a closer look at some exercises you can do to keep your hearing sharp.

Daily Exercises for Your Hearing

These daily activities don’t require any special equipment other than a willing partner!

  • Simulate noisy environments at home to give yourself practice managing noisy social settings. Simply turn on the television and/or some music at an average volume and focus on having a conversation in the same room. Tuning out background noise is a skill that develops with practice.
  • With your eyes closed, ask your partner to move quietly around the room or surrounding areas, and then make a noise. The challenge is to see if you can locate where the sound is coming from, and identify how far away it is.

If you don’t have a partner readily available, try these activities instead.

  • Practice mediation; it’s very beneficial for your hearing to build your mind’s ability to concentrate. Be patientwith yourself, try sitting quietly with eyes closed and just paying attention to your breathing. If you’re unsure, try a guided meditation. Gradually build up the amount of time you meditate for.
  • A similar activity is isolating the sounds you can hear around you. Once again it involves sitting quietly with eyes closed and drawing your attention to what you can hear.  Once you have heard all the sounds, try to isolate one to focus on for a short period before moving onto another.
  • Certain Yoga poses (tree, lotus, cobra and triangle) are known to have some hearing health benefits because they boost circulation to the ears and brain. (We recommend speaking to your physician before undertaking any new exercise regime.) 

Games for Your Hearing

Alongside your daily activities, there are games that can help exercise your hearing.

Online Programs For Your Hearing

Challenge your hearing with these online programs.

  • LACE Auditory Training These 20-minute daily trainings build communication skills within difficult hearing situations.

Forbrain® uses a special bone conduction headphone and dynamic filtered microphone. Used for just a few minutes each day for approx 6 weeks, as you talk your voice helps to train better attention, concentration, memory and pronunciation.

Have a Question? Contact Us Today!

At Anderson Audiology, our hearing specialists would be happy to help. Call us today on 702-997-2964. Alternatively, click here to request an appointment online.

Speak with a Specialist

Ready to start your journey to better hearing? Let our hearing care professionals find the right solution for you.

Schedule an Appointment

© 2022 Anderson Audiology. All right reserved. | Privacy Policy

The purpose of this hearing assessment and/or demonstration is for hearing wellness to determine if the client(s) may benefit from using hearing aids. Products demonstrated may differ from products sold. Test conclusion may not be a medical diagnosis. The use of any hearing aid may not fully restore normal hearing and does not prevent future hearing loss. Testing is to evaluate your hearing wellness, which may include selling and fitting hearing aids. Hearing instruments may not meet the needs of all hearing-impaired individuals. One offer per customer. Insurance benefit, including Managed Care or federal reimbursements, cannot be combined with any of our promotional offers, coupons or discounts. Other terms may apply. See office for details.

Safety today and every day after – We are open

As a company focused on care, our Anderson Audiology team is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our customers and staff. Together with our communities, we pledge to do everything we can to ensure you have a safe visit as we honor our mission to help people hear better.