Sometimes it’s not simple to make healthy decisions. Usually our reluctance can be conquered if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are harming your hearing? Actually it’s more common than you would suspect.
Daily Health Habits
When you go out, you want everyone to notice how good you look, and how well you take care of yourself. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and usually cleaning your ears is, for most, a standard practice.
Over time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Earwax does need to be eliminated from time to time, in spite of the fact that it does have many essential purposes. There are some practices of cleaning out earwax which can be harmful.
Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to stop right now. Irreparable damage can be done by using cotton swabs to get rid of your earwax. Instead, see a hearing healthcare expert and ask for advice. It’s a basic and simple procedure for them to eliminate the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.
Your Workout Program
The best way to look healthy and feel good is to stay in shape. Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of working out. The concern is people don’t always execute their workouts properly.
High impact workouts that push your cardio stamina are becoming more fashionable. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually strain 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 issues.
This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. The important factor is correct workout technique. Avoid stress and don’t hold your breath while working out. When your limit has been reached, discontinue.
Your Prospering Career
Having a successful career commonly means having a lot of strain. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional success is a great thing, high strain 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. The issue is actually the poor blood flow caused by stress. 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. So without them you may not hear.
But don’t imagine your job has to cost you your hearing. Finding ways of lowering stress can help blood flow. If you’re finding yourself stressed out, take a break. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. Strain can be naturally relieved with humor.
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 often underestimate how loud going to the movies or attending a concert can be. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is damaging our hearing. Unfortunately it may be.
This is simply solved. If you’re planning to attend a potentially loud event, grab some ear defense. 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.
Being prepared and informed is always the best safeguard. If you’re worried, you may have already suffered hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for sure.