Healthy decisions are not always straight forward. Usually our hesitation can be overcome if we remind ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health practices may actually hurt our ears? It’s more likely than you’d believe.
Your Hygiene Program
You care about the way you look to others when out and about. Most likely brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a normal practice.
Over time an annoying trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. In spite of earwax having many necessary functions in your ear, it does have to be cleaned from time to time. There are some methods of removing 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 away. Irreversible harm can be done by using cotton swabs to clear away your earwax. The better choice would be to consult a hearing expert for help. It’s a typical and easy procedure for them to get rid of the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.
Your Workout Habits
Staying physically fit is the best way to look and feel your best. Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of exercising. The concern stems from improperly executed workouts.
High impact workouts that push your cardio stamina are becoming more prevalent. Exercises intended to build muscle may actually stress your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. The result? Balance and hearing troubles.
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 straining when you’re at the gym. Quit when you have come to your limit.
Your Successful Career
Strain goes with a successful career. 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 damaging to your health.
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. When you have poor circulation the delicate hairs in your ears don’t get the blood flow and oxygen they need. These hairs don’t grow back. When they’re dead, they’re gone. Why do they matter? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. Because without having them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.
Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Finding ways of decreasing stress can help blood flow. If you’re finding yourself stressed out, take a break. Reading or watching something humorous is helpful. 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 suspect. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is harming our hearing. Unfortunately it might be.
You can easily solve this concern. If you’re planning to attend a potentially loud event, grab some ear protection. 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 protection. Schedule a hearing test with a expert if you believe you may have already experienced hearing damage from a high volume activity. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for certain.