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

Healthy choices are not always straight forward. 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 Routines

When you go out, you want others to notice how good you appear, and how well you take care of yourself. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and usually cleaning your ears is, for most, a typical practice.

That trickle of earwax which increases with time can certainly be bothersome. Despite earwax having quite a few essential uses in your ear, it does have to be cleared from time to time. There are some methods of removing earwax which can be dangerous.

You should stop using cotton swabs for earwax removal as they are not really the tool of choice. Irreparable damage can be done by using cotton swabs to take out your earwax. The better choice would be to contact a hearing specialist for help. It’s easy and safe for them to get rid of the earwax for you.

Your Exercise Routines

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.

High impact workouts that push your cardio stamina are becoming more prominent. While that might help you to build your muscle, if you’re engaging in these kinds of exercises you may possibly be stressing your body and your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. Resulting in balance and hearing concerns.

That doesn’t mean that you should quit exercising. The important factor is correct workout technique. Don’t hold your breath and avoid straining when you’re at the gym. Quit when you have come to your limit.

Your Successful Career

Having a successful career often means having a lot of stress. While working hard to achieve career success is great, the high levels of stress can cause health concerns.

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. 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. 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. So without them, you may not hear.

But don’t suspect your job has to cost you your hearing. Simple strategies for decreasing 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 stress.

Enjoying the Arts

Being exposed to the arts is definitely good for your mind. 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 usually much louder than you think. 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.

You can easily solve this problem. Be certain 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 specialist 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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