Even if You Have a Healthy Lifestyle You Still May be Harming Your Ears

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

It’s not always straight forward to make healthy choices. Usually our reluctance can be conquered if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health routines may actually harm our ears? It’s more likely than you’d imagine.

Your Hygiene Program

You care about the way you look to people when out and about. Like most everyone, you most likely put on something sharp, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and maybe, clean your ears.

Over time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Despite earwax having several necessary purposes in your ear, it does have to be extracted from time to time. The method you use to remove earwax determines the potential damage.

Cotton swabs can be harmful and should not be used at all. Cleaning out your earwax with a cotton swab can cause irreversible harm to your ears and hearing. Instead, see a hearing healthcare expert and ask for assistance. It’s simple and safe for them to get rid of the earwax for you.

Your Workout Routine

The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. The benefits of working out are that it gets your blood flowing, clears your mind, helps you lose weight, and relaxes your muscles. The concern is people don’t always do their workouts correctly.

It’s becoming more prominent to do endurance testing, high impact workouts. Engaging in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be damaging your ears. Pressure can build up in your ears from the stress. The result? Balance and hearing problems.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! You just need to make certain you’re doing it right. When exercising try not to stress or hold in your breath. When your limit has been reached, stop.

Your Prospering Career

A prospering career can be stressful. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment 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. Stress itself isn’t the issue; it’s that stress causes poor blood circulation. Poor circulation means that vital 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 are these little hairs important? Your brain uses them to hear. So without having them you may not hear.

However, you can keep your career and your hearing. Simple tactics for decreasing strain can be used to keep the blood flowing. Taking breaks from stressful situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something funny. Humor is a natural strain relief.

Enjoying the Arts

It’s certainly healthy for your mind to be exposed to the arts regardless of what form they come in! However, there’s a difference for your ears whether you’re going to an art gallery or visiting the movies.

Going to the movies or attending a live music event is louder than you may think. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

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

As usual the best safeguard is being prepared and informed. Schedule a hearing test with a professional if you suspect you may have already experienced hearing injuries from a high volume activity. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for sure.

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