If you or your family have been hitting the pool this summer, then hopefully you have been warned of the dangers of swimmer’s ear. When too much moisture sits in your ears it can create a breeding ground for infection which could put your hearing health in jeopardy. But don’t worry, it’s not too late to think about ways to protect your ears. Here are some reasons to invest in swimming earplugs.
There are varieties of earplugs that are specifically designed for swimming, and they come in many different forms. You can get disposable earplugs as well as reusable and custom options. If you want, you can start by trying out some store bought earplugs made of putty or silicone to see how you like them. But if you are a frequent swimmer, then it’s a good idea to see your audiologist about getting custom fit earplugs.
Great Outside of the Pool
As a disclaimer, swimming earplugs are not designed for noise protection. However, you can still find several uses for them to protect your ears even when you aren’t swimming. If you plan on working in the hot sun for a long period of time then you can wear them to protect your ears from sweat. Swimming earplugs are perfect for any water activity, from playing in the sprinkler outside to embarking on a muddy Spartan race.
Useful for All Ages
Swimming earplugs are useful for children as well as adults, especially since children have more sensitive ears that are prone to infections. And there are other areas to use swimming earplugs besides the trip to the beach or swim lessons. For little ones, you can use them at bath time until they learn to avoid getting water into their ears. Just remember that you want to wash your hands before you put in these earplugs so that you won’t accidentally spread germs.
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