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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. Usually, we’re able to conquer our hesitation by merely reminding ourselves, “this is good for me.” But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are harming your hearing? It happens more commonly than you would suspect.

Day To Day Health Habits

When you go out, you want others to notice how good you look, and how well you take care of yourself. Like most people, you most likely put on something sharp, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and possibly, clean your ears.

It can be aggravating when a small trickle of earwax collects with time. In spite of earwax having numerous very important purposes in your ear, it does have to be eliminated from time to time. There are some procedures of eliminating earwax which can be harmful.

Cotton swabs can be dangerous and should not be used at all. Irreversible damage can be done by using cotton swabs to clear away your earwax. The better choice would be to seek advice from a hearing expert for help. It’s easy and safe for them to clear away the earwax for you.

Your Workout Practice

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 problem stems from incorrectly executed workouts.

Physical fitness trends are moving toward high-impact workouts that test your endurance. While that may possibly help you to build your muscle, if you’re taking part in these kinds of exercises you may be straining your body and your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that stress can cause pressure to build up in your ears. Balance and hearing concerns can be the result.

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

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career commonly means having a lot of stress. While working hard to achieve career success is great, high strain levels can impact your health.

Many people don’t realize that besides causing impaired judgment, weight gain, and muscle pain, strain also can lead to hearing loss. Poor circulation caused by stress is actually the issue. 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 do they matter? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. So without having them you might not hear.

But don’t imagine your job has to cost you your hearing. Finding ways of reducing stress can help blood flow. It is necessary to take time away from a tense situation. If you have time, read or watch something funny. Stress can be naturally relieved with humor.

Enjoying the Arts

Being exposed to the arts is definitely good for your mind. But different forms of art have different levels of impact on hearing.

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 harming our hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

This is simply solved. Make certain you protect your ears if you are planning on attending a loud event. While you wouldn’t wear large earmuffs at an opera, you might use small discreet in-ear noise reduction devices instead.

As usual the best defense is being prepared and informed. If you’re worried, you may have already suffered hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Only then will you know for sure.

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