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

It’s not always simple to make healthy choices. Usually our reluctance can be conquered 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’s more likely than you’d imagine.

Daily Health Routines

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

With time an aggravating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Earwax does need to be taken out from time to time, in spite of the fact that it does have many necessary purposes. There are some procedures of cleaning out earwax which can be harmful.

You should stop using cotton swabs for earwax elimination as they are not really the tool of choice. Permanent injury can be done by using cotton swabs to eliminate your earwax. Contacting a hearing health provider would be your best bet. It’s easy and safe for them to eliminate the earwax for you.

Your Workout Program

The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. The benefits of exercising are that it gets your blood flowing, clears your mind, helps you lose weight, and relaxes your muscles. The concern stems from improperly performed workouts.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more popular. Taking part in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be damaging your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. Resulting in balance and hearing issues.

This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. Don’t hold your breath and avoid straining when you’re at the gym. When your limit has been reached, discontinue.

Your Successful Career

Having a successful career frequently means having a lot of strain. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional success is a great thing, high stress levels can impact 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? 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. When the hairs in your ear die, they won’t grow back. Why are these little hairs important? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. In other words, without those hairs, you can not hear.

But don’t believe your job has to cost you your hearing. Simple tactics for decreasing stress can be used to keep the blood flowing. If you’re finding yourself stressed out, take a break. Reading or watching something funny 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. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

The solution to this one is easy. 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.

Like with anything else, being informed and prepared will help to protect. 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 sure.

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