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 hesitation can be conquered 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 believe.

Daily Health Procedures

When you go out, you want people to notice how good you look, and how well you take care of yourself. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and sometimes cleaning your ears is, for most, a consistent practice.

It can be annoying when a small trickle of earwax collects over time. Earwax does have several imperative uses, despite that, it does need to be eliminated now and then. The technique you use to clear away earwax determines the potential harm.

Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to stop right away. Permanent harm can be done by using cotton swabs to take out your earwax. Contacting a hearing health provider would be your best bet. It’s a standard and simple process for them to take out the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.

Your Exercise Procedures

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 exercising. But workouts performed improperly are the problem.

It’s becoming more prevalent to do stamina testing, high impact workouts. Participating 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.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! The important factor is correct workout technique. When exercising try not to strain or hold in your breath. If you feel like you’ve come to your limit, stop.

Your Successful Career

Strain goes with a prospering career. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional success is a great thing, research shows that the pressure that accompanies it can be damaging to 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? The issue is actually the poor blood flow caused by stress. When you have poor blood flow 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 are these little hairs important? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

However, you can keep your career and your hearing. Simple strategies for reducing stress can be used to keep the blood flowing. It is necessary to take time away from a tense situation. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. When you laugh, you naturally shake off your strain.

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 frequently much louder than you think. While enjoying our favorite art form we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

This is simply solved. If you’re planning to attend a potentially loud event, grab some ear protection. While you wouldn’t wear large earmuffs at an opera, you could use small discreet in-ear noise reduction devices instead.

Being prepared and informed is always the best safeguard. If you’re worried, you may have already experienced hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a expert. Only then will you know for certain.