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Healthy choices are not always easy. We can oftentimes overcome our hesitation by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health habits may actually harm our ears? It’s more likely than you’d believe.

Your Hygiene Habits

How healthy you look and how well you maintain yourself matters to you. Combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and sometimes cleaning your ears is, for most, a consistent practice.

It can be aggravating when a small trickle of earwax collects with time. Earwax does need to be extracted from time to time, in spite of the fact that it does have several important purposes. There are some practices of taking out earwax which can be hazardous.

You should stop using cotton swabs for earwax removal as they are not really the tool of choice. Irreparable injury can be done by using cotton swabs to clear away your earwax. The better choice would be to seek advice from a hearing expert for help. It’s straight forward and safe for them to eliminate the earwax for you.

Your Exercise Routines

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 working out. The concern stems from incorrectly practiced workouts.

It’s becoming more prominent to do stamina testing, high impact workouts. Participating in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be harming 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.

This doesn’t mean quitting your workouts is the right answer. Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. When exercising try not to stress or hold in your breath. Quit when you have reached your limit.

Your Prospering Career

Having a successful career frequently means having a lot of strain. While everyone can agree that working hard and achieving professional accomplishment 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? Poor circulation caused by strain 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. 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. Blood flow can be increased when you use tactics to minimize stress. It is necessary to take time away from a stressful situation. Reading or watching something funny is helpful. Strain can be naturally relieved with humor.

Enjoying the Arts

Exposing your mind to all forms of art is a healthy practice. However, there’s a difference for your ears whether you’re going to an art gallery or visiting the movies.

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 damaging your hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

This is simply solved. Be sure to plan for ear defense before attending a loud event. While you wouldn’t wear large earmuffs at an opera, you might 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. That’s the only reliable way of knowing for certain.