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

It’s not always simple 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 hurt our ears? Actually it’s more common than you would suspect.

Day To Day Health Practices

You care about the way you look to others when out and about. More than likely brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a typical practice.

It can be frustrating when a small trickle of earwax accumulates with time. Earwax does need to be cleared from time to time, despite the fact that it does have several important functions. There are some techniques of taking out earwax which can be unsafe.

Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to stop right now. Permanent harm can be done by using cotton swabs to remove your earwax. Instead, see a hearing healthcare expert and ask for help. Eliminating Earwax is a normal procedure for them.

Your Exercise Practices

Part of looking good is feeling good, and what better way to do that than to stay in shape? Exercising 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 problem stems from improperly practiced workouts.

High impact workouts that push your cardio stamina are becoming more prevalent. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually stress 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 troubles.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit exercising. The important factor is correct workout technique. When exercising try not to strain or hold in your breath. If you feel like you’ve reached your limit, stop.

Your Successful Career

Having a prospering career commonly means having a lot of strain. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment is great, research shows that the pressure that accompanies it can be harmful 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 circulation 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 do they matter? Your brain uses them to hear. In other words, without having those hairs, you can not hear.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Finding ways of reducing strain can help blood flow. Taking breaks from aggravating situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Humor is a natural stress relief.

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 believe. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s damaging your hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

The solution to this one is simple. Make sure you protect your ears if you are planning on attending a loud event. Earmuffs may look silly at a production of Phantom of the Opera, but there are plenty of discreet in-ear noise reduction products that you can pack in your pocket.

As usual the best safeguard is being prepared and informed. Schedule a hearing test with a expert if you suspect you may have already suffered hearing injuries from a high volume activity. That’s the only reliable way of knowing for certain.