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Healthy decisions are not always straight forward. Usually, we’re able to conquer our reluctance by merely reminding ourselves, “this is good for me.” But is it possible that our health procedures may actually hurt our ears? It’s more likely than you’d believe.

Daily Health Practices

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 normal practice.

With time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. In spite of earwax having quite a few imperative purposes in your ear, it does have to be cleaned from time to time. The means you use to clear away earwax determines the potential damage.

Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right away. 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 straight forward and safe for them to take out the earwax for you.

Your Exercise Habits

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 execute their workouts properly.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more prevalent. Taking part in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be harming your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that strain can cause pressure to build up in your ears. The result? Balance and hearing concerns.

This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. The important factor is correct workout technique. Don’t hold your breath and avoid stressing when you’re at the gym. Discontinue when you have come to your limit.

Your Prospering Career

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

Many people don’t realize that besides causing impaired judgment, weight gain, and muscle pain, strain also can lead to hearing loss. Poor circulation caused by stress is actually the issue. Poor circulation means that imperative 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? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Simple tactics for lowering stress can be used to keep the blood flowing. It is necessary to take time away from a stressful situation. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. Humor is a natural stress relief.

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 often much louder than you think. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. Unfortunately it may possibly be.

The solution to this one is easy. Be certain to plan for ear protection before attending a loud event. 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 defense is being prepared and informed. If you’re worried, you may have already experienced hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Only then will you know for sure.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.