Folsom Hearing Aid Center - Folsom and Placerville, CA

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

Often it’s not straight forward to make healthy decisions. We can oftentimes overcome our hesitation by reminding ourselves what is good for us. But is it possible that our health procedures may actually harm our ears? It takes place more often than you would suspect.

Day To Day Health Routines

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

Over time an irritating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Despite earwax having many important functions in your ear, it does have to be cleaned from time to time. There are some procedures of cleaning out earwax which can be dangerous.

Cotton swabs are represented as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to discontinue right away. Irreparable injury can be done by using cotton swabs to clear away your earwax. Instead, see a hearing healthcare professional and ask for advice. It’s simple and safe for them to eliminate the earwax for you.

Your Exercise 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 problem is people don’t always execute their workouts properly.

It’s becoming more prominent to do endurance testing, high impact workouts. Taking part in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be damaging your ears. You might not even notice it at first, but that stress 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! You just need to make certain you’re doing it right. When exercising try not to stress or hold in your breath. If you feel like you’ve reached your limit, discontinue.

Your Prospering Career

Strain goes with a prospering career. 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. Poor circulation means that vital parts of your body, like the delicate hairs in your ears, don’t get the supply of blood and oxygen they need. When the hairs in your ear die, they won’t grow back. Why are these little hairs important? Those hairs are how your brain senses sound waves. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

But don’t believe your job has to cost you your hearing. Blood flow can be increased when you use strategies to minimize strain. If you’re finding yourself stressed out, take a break. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. Humor is a natural stress relief.

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.

Going to the movies or attending a live music event is louder than you may think. 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 easily solved. Make sure 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 protection 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 expert. Only then will you know for certain.