Grandma and grandson are cooking healthy food together in the kitchen to prevent hearing loss.

It’s not always straight forward to make healthy choices. Usually our hesitation can be conquered if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are damaging your hearing? It’s more likely than you’d imagine.

Your Hygiene Practice

You care about the way you look to others when out and about. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and often cleaning your ears is, for most, a frequent practice.

That trickle of earwax which increases with time can definitely be frustrating. Earwax does need to be extracted from time to time, despite the fact that it does have multiple very important functions. The system you use to take out earwax determines the potential harm.

Cotton swabs are portrayed as the tool-of-choice for earwax removal, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right away. Cleaning out your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible damage to your ears and hearing. Instead, see a hearing healthcare professional and ask for guidance. Getting rid of Earwax is a basic solution for them.

Your Exercise Procedures

Part of looking good is feeling good, and what better way to do that than to stay in shape? Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of exercising. But workouts conducted improperly are the problem.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more fashionable. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually strain your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that strain can cause pressure to build up in your ears. The result? Balance and hearing issues.

This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. You just need to make sure you’re doing it right. When exercising try not to stress or hold in your breath. Discontinue when you have come to your limit.

Your Successful Career

A successful career can be stressful. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment is great, research shows that the pressure that accompanies it can be damaging to your health.

Stress has been known to cause weight gain, impaired thinking, and muscle pain, but did you know it can also cause hearing loss? The issue is actually the poor blood flow caused by strain. Poor circulation means that very important parts of your body, like the delicate hairs in your ears, don’t get the supply of blood and oxygen they need. When the hairs in your ear die, they won’t grow back. Why do they matter? Your brain uses them to hear. Because without having them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Blood flow can be increased when you use tactics to reduce stress. Taking breaks from aggravating situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Stress can be naturally relieved with humor.

Enjoying the Arts

It’s certainly healthy for your mind to be exposed to the arts regardless of what form they come in! However, there’s a difference for your ears whether you’re going to an art gallery or visiting the movies.

Going to the movies or attending a live music event is louder than you may imagine. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s harming your hearing. Unfortunately it may be.

The solution to this one is easy. Be sure to plan for ear defense before attending a loud event. While you wouldn’t wear large earmuffs at an opera, you could use small discreet in-ear noise reduction devices instead.

Being prepared and informed is always the best defense. If you fear that participation in a high volume activity has already damaged your hearing, you should schedule an appointment with a hearing expert. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for certain.

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