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

It’s not always straight forward to make healthy decisions. We can oftentimes conquer our hesitation by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health practices may actually damage our ears? It’s more likely than you’d suspect.

Your Hygiene Program

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

It can be bothersome when a small trickle of earwax increases with time. In spite of earwax having several essential purposes in your ear, it does have to be cleaned from time to time. The technique you use to take out earwax determines the potential damage.

Cotton swabs are depicted as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to quit right now. Permanent injury can be done by using cotton swabs to remove your earwax. The better choice would be to seek advice from a hearing expert for help. Cleaning out Earwax is a basic process 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. The concern is people don’t always execute their workouts properly.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more popular. Participating in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be harming your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. Balance and hearing problems can be the result.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit exercising. The important factor is correct workout technique. Avoid stress and don’t hold your breath while exercising. If you feel like you’ve reached your limit, discontinue.

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career usually means having a lot of strain. While working hard to achieve career success 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. When you have poor blood flow the delicate hairs in your ears don’t get the blood flow and oxygen they need. When the hairs in your ear die, they won’t grow back. Why are these little hairs important? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. In other words, without having those hairs, you can not hear.

However, you can keep your career and your hearing. Finding ways of decreasing strain can help blood flow. It is necessary to take time away from a tense situation. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. Humor is a natural strain relief.

Enjoying the Arts

Being exposed to the arts is definitely good for your mind. 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. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

This is simply solved. 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.

As usual the best safeguard is being prepared and informed. 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 sure.

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