Healthy Living Might Still Harm Your Hearing

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

It’s not always simple to make healthy choices. We can oftentimes overcome our hesitation by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are harming your hearing? It happens more frequently than you would believe.

Your Hygiene Habits

How healthy you look and how well you keep up yourself matters to you. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and sometimes cleaning your ears is, for most, a consistent practice.

Over time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Earwax does need to be removed from time to time, despite the fact that it does have many imperative functions. There are some practices of cleaning out earwax which can be unsafe.

Cotton swabs are depicted as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right away. Irreparable injury can be done by using cotton swabs to remove your earwax. Contacting a hearing health provider would be your best bet. It’s a normal and easy treatment for them to remove the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.

Your Workout Routine

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

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more fashionable. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually stress your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. Resulting in balance and hearing concerns.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. When exercising try not to strain or hold in your breath. If you feel like you’ve come to your limit, quit.

Your Prospering Career

Having a successful career commonly means having a lot of strain. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment is great, the high levels of strain can cause health troubles.

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. Poor circulation means that imperative 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 do they matter? 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. Finding ways of reducing strain can help blood flow. Taking breaks from aggravating 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.

Going to the movies or attending a live music event is louder than you may suspect. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s damaging your hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

The solution to this one is simple. Make certain 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 defense 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 certain.

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