Even if You Have a Healthy Lifestyle You Still May be Harming Your Ears

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

Healthy decisions are not always easy. Usually our hesitation can be overcome if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are damaging your hearing? It takes place more frequently than you would imagine.

Daily Health Routines

You care about the way you look to others when out and about. Like most people, you most likely put on something sharp, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and perhaps, clean your ears.

That trickle of earwax which builds up with time can definitely be bothersome. Earwax does have several important purposes, despite that, it does need to be extracted now and then. There are some methods of cleaning out earwax which can be damaging.

Cotton swabs are portrayed as the tool-of-choice for earwax removal, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right now. Removing your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible damage to your ears and hearing. The better choice would be to consult a hearing expert for help. It’s a basic and simple treatment for them to remove the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.

Your Workout Program

Part of looking good is feeling good, and what better way to do that than to stay in shape? Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of exercising. The concern is people don’t always execute their workouts perfectly.

Physical fitness trends are moving toward high-impact workouts that test your stamina. Taking part in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be damaging your ears. Pressure can build up in your ears from the strain. The result? Balance and hearing issues.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit working out. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. Avoid strain and don’t hold your breath while working out. When your limit has been reached, quit.

Your Successful Career

Having a prospering career commonly means having a lot of stress. While working hard to achieve career success is great, research shows that the pressure that accompanies it can be damaging to your health.

Many people don’t realize that besides causing impaired judgment, weight gain, and muscle pain, stress also can lead to hearing loss. Poor circulation caused by stress is actually the issue. 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 do they matter? Your brain uses them to hear. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

However, you can keep your career and 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 humorous. Humor is a natural strain 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 imagine. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

You can simply solve this problem. Be sure to plan for ear protection 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. Schedule a hearing test with a expert if you imagine you may have already experienced hearing damage from a high volume activity. Only then will you know for certain.

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