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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 our hesitation can be conquered if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health procedures may actually harm our ears? It happens more often than you would suspect.

Daily Health Habits

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 collects over time can certainly be bothersome. Despite earwax having several important uses in your ear, it does have to be taken out from time to time. There are some practices of cleaning out earwax which can be dangerous.

If you are using cotton swabs you should quit as these are not the proper tool for the job. Eliminating your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible harm to your ears and hearing. The better choice would be to seek advice from a hearing specialist for help. Cleaning out Earwax is a typical treatment for them.

Your Workout Program

The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. 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. The concern stems from incorrectly executed workouts.

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

This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. The important factor is correct workout technique. Don’t hold your breath and avoid stressing when you’re at the gym. When your limit has been reached, quit.

Your Prospering Career

Stress goes with a prospering career. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional success 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. When you have poor circulation the delicate hairs in your ears don’t get the blood flow 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 those hairs, you can not hear.

However, you can keep your career and your hearing. Blood flow can be increased when you use tactics to minimize stress. It is necessary to take time away from a stressful situation. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Humor is a natural stress 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.

We frequently underestimate how loud going to the movies or attending a concert can be. 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 possibly be.

You can easily solve this concern. 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.

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. Only then will you know for sure.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.