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

Sometimes it’s not straight forward to make healthy decisions. Usually, we’re able to conquer our reluctance by merely reminding ourselves, “this is good for me.” But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are damaging your hearing? It happens more often than you would believe.

Daily Health Procedures

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

Over time an aggravating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. In spite of earwax having numerous essential purposes in your ear, it does have to be taken out from time to time. The means you use to clear away earwax determines the potential damage.

If you are using cotton swabs you should stop as these are not the proper tool for the job. Removing your earwax with a cotton swab can cause permanent injury to your ears and hearing. The better choice would be to contact a hearing expert for help. It’s easy and safe for them to get rid of the earwax for you.

Your Exercise Habits

The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. The benefits of exercising are that it gets your blood flowing, clears your mind, helps you lose weight, and relaxes your muscles. The problem is people don’t always conduct their workouts correctly.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more popular. While that might help you to build your muscle, if you’re engaging in these kinds of exercises you might be straining your body and your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that stress can cause pressure to build up in your ears. Resulting in balance and hearing troubles.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit working out. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. Don’t hold your breath and avoid stressing when you’re at the gym. Discontinue when you have come to your limit.

Your Prospering Career

Stress goes with a successful career. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional accomplishment is a great thing, high strain levels can impact 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? Stress itself isn’t the issue; it’s that stress causes poor blood circulation. 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. These hairs don’t grow back. When they’re dead, they’re gone. Why are these little hairs important? Your brain uses them to hear. In other words, without having those hairs, you can not hear.

But don’t believe your job has to cost you your hearing. Simple tactics for decreasing strain can be used to keep the blood flowing. It is necessary to take time away from a tense situation. 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! But different forms of art have different levels of impact on hearing.

We often underestimate how loud going to the movies or attending a concert can be. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

The solution to this one is simple. Make certain you protect your ears if you are planning on 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’re worried, you may have already experienced hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for sure.

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