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

Healthy choices are not always simple. 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? Actually it’s more common than you would believe.

Your Hygiene Practice

How healthy you look and how well you keep up yourself matters to you. Like most everyone, you most likely put on something sharp, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and maybe, clean your ears.

It can be irritating when a small trickle of earwax increases over time. In spite of earwax having several essential purposes in your ear, it does have to be taken out from time to time. There are some methods of cleaning out earwax which can be harmful.

Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax removal, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right away. Removing your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible harm to your ears and hearing. Instead, see a hearing healthcare specialist and ask for assistance. It’s easy and safe for them to eliminate the earwax for you.

Your Exercise Practices

The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of working out. The concern is people don’t always execute their workouts properly.

It’s becoming more prevalent to do stamina testing, high impact workouts. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually stress your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that stress can cause pressure to build up in your ears. The result? Balance and hearing concerns.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit exercising. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. Avoid strain and don’t hold your breath while exercising. Quit when you have reached your limit.

Your Prospering Career

A prospering career can be stressful. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional success is a great thing, high stress levels can impact your health.

Many people don’t realize that besides causing impaired judgment, weight gain, and muscle pain, stress also can lead to 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 reduce strain. Taking breaks from tense situations is a must. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. Humor is a natural strain relief.

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.

We commonly 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 may be.

You can simply solve this concern. Be certain to plan for ear defense before 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 protection 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. Only then will you know for certain.