Hearing Care Specialists - Hopkins, Glencoe, and Watertown, MN

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

Often it’s not easy to make healthy decisions. Usually, we’re able to overcome 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 damaging your hearing? It takes place more frequently than you would imagine.

Daily Health Routines

How healthy you look and how well you maintain yourself matters to you. More than likely brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and maybe cleaning your ears is a standard practice.

With time an aggravating trickle of a small amount of earwax can build up. Earwax does have several imperative functions, despite that, it does need to be extracted now and then. The risk of hearing injury doesn’t come from eliminating the earwax, but instead, from the means you use to get rid of it.

Cotton swabs are portrayed as the tool-of-choice for earwax elimination, but if you’re doing this, you need to quit right away. Irreparable injury can be done by using cotton swabs to clear away your earwax. The better choice would be to contact a hearing expert for help. Eliminating Earwax is a standard process for them.

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 exercising. The problem stems from incorrectly conducted workouts.

Physical fitness trends are moving toward high-impact workouts that test your endurance. Participating in these kinds of workouts, while building muscle, may also be damaging your ears. Strenuous exercise can cause a build up of pressure in the ears. The result? Balance and hearing concerns.

Of course, this isn’t an excuse to give up your workout! The important factor is correct workout technique. Avoid strain and don’t hold your breath while working out. If you feel like you’ve come to your limit, stop.

Your Prospering Career

Having a prospering career frequently means having a lot of stress. 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 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? Stress itself isn’t the issue; it’s that stress causes poor blood circulation. Poor circulation means that necessary 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 do they matter? Your brain uses them to hear. Because without them your brain has no way to receive sound waves.

Your career doesn’t have to cost you your hearing though. Simple tactics for reducing stress can be used to keep the blood flowing. Taking breaks from tense situations is a must. If you have time, read or watch something humorous. When you laugh, you naturally shake off your strain.

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 suspect. While enjoying our favorite art form we we usually don’t worry about whether it is harming our hearing. The sad truth is, it very well may be.

The solution to this one is easy. Be certain to plan for ear protection before 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.

Being prepared and informed is always the best safeguard. If you’re worried, you may have already experienced hearing loss from one of these activities, schedule a hearing test with a specialist. Thats the only reliable way of knowing for sure.

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