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

Healthy decisions are not always simple. We can oftentimes conquer our hesitation by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health habits may actually harm our ears? It happens more often than you would think.

Day To Day Health Procedures

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

Over time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Earwax does need to be cleaned from time to time, despite the fact that it does have a few necessary purposes. The risk of hearing injury doesn’t come from eliminating the earwax, but instead, from the approach you use to get rid of it.

If you are using cotton swabs you should stop as these are not the proper tool for the job. Irreversible injury 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

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. The concern is people don’t always execute their workouts properly.

It’s becoming more fashionable to do endurance testing, high impact workouts. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually strain your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that stress can cause pressure to build up in your ears. Resulting in balance and hearing issues.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! You just need to make certain you’re doing it right. Don’t hold your breath and avoid stressing when you’re at the gym. When your limit has been reached, stop.

Your Successful Career

A prospering career can be tense. 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 harmful 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. 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? Your brain uses them to hear. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Simple strategies for decreasing strain can be used to keep the blood flowing. Taking breaks from tense situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. 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! But different forms of art have different levels of impact on hearing.

The volume of movies and live music is often 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 harming your hearing. Unfortunately it might be.

You can simply solve this concern. Be sure to plan for ear safeguard 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.

As usual the best protection is being prepared and informed. Schedule a hearing test with a expert if you suspect you may have already suffered hearing damage from a high volume activity. Only then will you know for sure.