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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 decisions. Usually our reluctance can be overcome if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health procedures may actually harm our ears? Actually it’s more common than you would imagine.

Your Hygiene Practice

You care about the way you look to people when out and about. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and sometimes cleaning your ears is, for most, a standard practice.

It can be irritating when a small trickle of earwax increases over time. Earwax does have several essential uses, despite that, it does need to be taken out now and then. There are some methods of eliminating earwax which can be harmful.

You should quit using cotton swabs for earwax removal as they are not really the tool of choice. Getting rid of your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreparable injury to your ears and hearing. The better choice would be to seek advice from a hearing expert for help. Removing Earwax is a standard process for them.

Your Exercise Practices

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. But workouts conducted incorrectly are the problem.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more prominent. While that may help you to build your muscle, if you’re taking part in these kinds of exercises you may be stressing your body and your ears. Pressure can build up in your ears from the stress. Resulting in balance and hearing problems.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! The important factor is correct workout technique. Avoid strain and don’t hold your breath while exercising. Discontinue when you have come to your limit.

Your Successful Career

Strain goes with a successful career. While working hard to achieve career success is great, 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. The issue is actually the poor blood flow caused by stress. Poor circulation means that very important 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? Your brain uses them to hear. So without having them you may not hear.

But don’t imagine your job has to cost you your hearing. Simple strategies for decreasing stress can be used to keep the blood flowing. Taking breaks from aggravating situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something funny. When you laugh, you naturally shake off your stress.

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.

The volume of movies and live music is commonly much louder than you imagine. While enjoying our favorite art form we usually don’t worry about whether it is harming our hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

This is simply solved. Make sure 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.

Being prepared and informed is always the best safeguard. 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 sure.