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

Sometimes it’s not simple to make healthy choices. Usually our reluctance 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? Actually it’s more common than you would imagine.

Day To Day Health Practices

When you go out, you want everyone to notice how good you look, and how well you take care of yourself. Most likely brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a frequent practice.

It can be aggravating when a small trickle of earwax collects over time. Earwax does have several very important uses, despite that, it does need to be extracted now and then. The technique you use to take out earwax determines the potential damage.

Cotton swabs can be harmful and should not be used at all. Getting rid of your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible injury to your ears and hearing. Contacting a hearing health provider would be your best bet. Getting rid of Earwax is a normal solution for them.

Your Workout Practice

Staying physically fit is the best way to look and feel your best. Working out can help get your blood flowing, relax your muscles, help you lose weight and clear your mind, all of which are great for your hearing. But workouts performed incorrectly are the concern.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more prominent. While that might help you to build your muscle, if you’re participating in these kinds of exercises you might be stressing your body and your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. The result? Balance and hearing issues.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit working out. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. When exercising try not to stress or hold in your breath. Discontinue when you have come to your limit.

Your Successful Career

A prospering career can be stressful. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment is great, the high levels of stress can cause health concerns.

Stress has been known to cause weight gain, impaired thinking, and muscle pain, but did you know it can also cause hearing loss? Poor circulation caused by strain is actually the issue. Poor circulation means that necessary 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 are these little hairs important? Your brain uses them to hear. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

But don’t suspect your job has to cost you your hearing. Blood flow can be increased when you use strategies to decrease stress. It is necessary to take time away from a stressful situation. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Strain can be naturally relieved with humor.

Enjoying the Arts

Exposing your mind to all forms of art is a healthy practice. 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 suspect. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is harming our hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

The solution to this one is simple. If you’re planning to attend a potentially loud event, grab some ear defense. While you wouldn’t wear large earmuffs at an opera, you might use small discreet in-ear noise reduction devices instead.

As usual the best defense is being prepared and informed. If you’re worried, you may have already experienced hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a expert. Only then will you know for sure.

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