Hearing Health Blog

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Healthy decisions are not always simple. We can oftentimes overcome our reluctance by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health practices may actually hurt our ears? It happens more commonly than you would suspect.

Day To Day Health Habits

How healthy you look and how well you keep up yourself matters to you. Probably brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a regular practice.

That trickle of earwax which collects over time can definitely be frustrating. Earwax does have several necessary purposes, despite that, it does need to be removed now and then. The technique you use to get rid of earwax determines the potential damage.

Cotton swabs are portrayed as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right now. Permanent harm can be done by using cotton swabs to get rid of your earwax. Getting in touch with a hearing health provider would be your best bet. Removing Earwax is a standard procedure for them.

Your Exercise Practices

Part of looking good is feeling good, and what better way to do that than 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 problem is people don’t always do their workouts properly.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more popular. While that may possibly 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. You might not even notice it at first, but that strain can cause pressure to build up in your ears. Balance and hearing troubles can be the result.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! The important factor is correct workout technique. Don’t hold your breath and avoid straining when you’re at the gym. If you feel like you’ve come to your limit, quit.

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career usually means having a lot of strain. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional accomplishment is a great thing, the high levels of stress can cause health troubles.

Stress has been known to cause weight gain, impaired thinking, and muscle pain, but did you know it can also cause hearing loss? Stress itself isn’t the issue; it’s that stress causes poor blood circulation. When you have poor blood flow the delicate hairs in your ears don’t get the blood flow 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. In other words, without those hairs, you can not hear.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Finding ways of decreasing stress can help blood flow. Taking breaks from aggravating situations is a must. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. When you laugh, you naturally shake off your stress.

Enjoying the Arts

Being exposed to the arts is definitely good for your mind. But different forms of art have different levels of impact on hearing.

We usually underestimate how loud going to the movies or attending a concert can be. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s harming your hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

You can easily solve this concern. Make certain you protect your ears if you are planning on 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 safeguard is being prepared and informed. If you’re worried, you may have already suffered hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Only then will you know for certain.

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.
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