Hearing Aids by Tricia Leagjeld - Redmond, OR

Grandma and grandson are cooking healthy food together in the kitchen to prevent hearing loss.

It’s not always easy to make healthy decisions. Usually, we’re able to conquer our hesitation by merely reminding ourselves, “this is good for me.” But what if some of the things you’ve been doing for your health are harming your hearing? It’s more likely than you’d imagine.

Day To Day Health Practices

When you go out, you want others to notice how good you appear, and how well you take care of yourself. Probably brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a frequent practice.

It can be annoying when a small trickle of earwax collects over time. Earwax does have several important purposes, in spite of that, it does need to be cleared now and then. There are some practices of eliminating earwax which can be dangerous.

Cotton swabs can be dangerous and should not be used at all. Eliminating your earwax with a cotton swab can cause permanent injury to your ears and hearing. The better choice would be to consult a hearing specialist for help. It’s a normal and simple process for them to get rid of the wax and you can rest assured that your hearing is safe.

Your Workout Practice

Part of looking good is feeling good, and what better way to do that than to stay in shape? Relaxing your muscles, getting the blood flowing, losing weight, and clearing your mind, are all benefits of exercising. The problem stems from incorrectly practiced workouts.

High impact workouts that push your cardio endurance are becoming more prominent. While that may possibly help you to build your muscle, if you’re taking part in these kinds of exercises you may be stressing your body and your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. Resulting in balance and hearing concerns.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! Improper workout methods can lead to trouble. Don’t hold your breath and avoid straining when you’re at the gym. When your limit has been reached, discontinue.

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career commonly means having a lot of strain. While working hard to achieve career accomplishment is great, 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. 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 them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

However, you can keep your career and your hearing. Finding ways of lowering stress can help blood flow. If you’re finding yourself stressed out, take a break. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. 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.

The volume of movies and live music is commonly much louder than you believe. In most cases, you’re busy being swept up in the message of the medium to ask if it’s damaging your 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.

As usual the best defense is being prepared and informed. If you fear that participation in a high volume activity has already damaged your hearing, you should schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist. Only then will you know for certain.

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