The centuries-old man in Zhangjiakou has good ear protection, claiming: “It’s okay to drag”
On March 3rd, the 14th “Early Day” in the country, the reporter saw a centenarian at an event held in a community in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province.
According to Fan Weihua, the organizer of this event and the person in charge of Sunshine Home, about 70% of the nearly 100 elderly people she has encountered are facing hearing impairment to varying degrees.
She believes that when the elderly’s hearing declines and their comprehension declines, the speech expression will decline and the language function will decline, which will gradually lead to a series of problems such as dementia.
Therefore, caring for the elderly’s hearing is the most practical help for the elderly.
At the scene, an old man caught the attention of reporters.
The old man is Ma Sufang, born in 1916, and is now 97 years old.
Although Grandma is older, she looks good and listens well.
Grandma Ma said that she paid great attention to physical exercise and attached great importance to ear protection.
She said that when you are old, you must avoid listening to loud noises. Setting off firecrackers or car whistle will cause some irritation to the ears, and try to avoid contact.
In addition, old people like to pick their ears when they are fine.
In fact, old people’s ears are susceptible to injury, and a little carelessness can hurt them.
Grandma Ma told reporters that she dragged and rubbed her ears, moved the blood vessels in the ears, and checked regularly, so the ear hearing did not drop too much.
At the site of the charity clinic, Doctor Zhang Feng from a hearing rehabilitation center conducted a hearing test for the elderly people present.
The 81-year-old Mr. Xie Sheng suffers from diabetes and his hearing loss is very obvious.
When testing, you need to shout loudly to hear clearly.
Mr. Xie Sheng told reporters that he liked listening to storytelling. The child bought MP3 and downloaded many storytelling for him, but slowly found that his hearing was getting worse.
Doctor Zhang Feng explained that listening to MP3s with headphones for a long time is an important cause of hearing loss.
Young people who listen to headphones for a long time can also hurt their ears, and it hurts older people even more.
Doctor Zhang Feng said that with the increase of age, the functional organs of the human body also gradually decline, which is an irreversible process.
However, the level of hearing impairment can be delayed through ordinary observation and maintenance.
Keeping your mood happy, avoiding noisy noise, eating lightly, and having regular ear exams are all important ways to actively prevent hearing loss.
According to surveys, there are nearly 600 million people with mild hearing loss and moderate or more hearing loss in the world 2.
There are 20.57 million disabled people with hearing impairment in China, including 800,000 deaf children under the age of seven, and more than 30,000 deaf children are born every year. The number of elderly deaf people is also increasing.
On March 3, 2000, National Ear Day was born. This year’s theme is “Healthy Listening, Happy Life-Focusing on the hearing health of the elderly”.