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

It’s not always easy to make healthy choices. 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 harming your hearing? It’s more likely than you’d believe.

Day To Day Health Practices

How healthy you look and how well you maintain yourself matters to you. Most likely brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a basic practice.

It can be bothersome when a small trickle of earwax increases over time. Earwax does have several important purposes, in spite of that, it does need to be cleaned now and then. The means you use to take out earwax determines the potential damage.

If you are using cotton swabs you should discontinue as these are not the proper tool for the job. Permanent damage can be done by using cotton swabs to get rid of your earwax. Instead, see a hearing healthcare professional and ask for advice. Eliminating Earwax is a basic treatment for them.

Your Exercise Procedures

Staying physically fit is the best way to look and feel your best. Exercising can help get your blood flowing, relax your muscles, help you lose weight and clear your mind, all of which are great for your hearing. The problem is people don’t always do their workouts correctly.

It’s becoming more fashionable 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 troubles.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit working out. You just need to make certain you’re doing it right. Don’t hold your breath and avoid straining when you’re at the gym. If you feel like you’ve reached your limit, stop.

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career commonly 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.

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 strain causes poor blood circulation. Poor circulation means that necessary parts of your body, like the delicate hairs in your ears, don’t get the supply of blood 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 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. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Humor is a natural stress relief.

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.

The volume of movies and live music is frequently much louder than you believe. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s damaging your hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

This is easily solved. 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 safeguard 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 specialist. Only then will you know for certain.