DO EAR CARE CORRECTLY:
For all you know, your best efforts to keep your ears clean may be doing more harm than good. Not taking care of the ears may impair the ability to hear.
Therefore, special care should be given to the ears.
- Don't Stick Cotton Swabs in the Ears. Doing this may cause damage to the eardrums. Cotton swabs are for cleaning the outer ears, not the ear canal. The ear is a self-cleaning organ; the wax produced is essential for stopping dust and harmful substances from entering the canal. In the case of excess wax, use alternatives like ear wax removal solution or gently clean around the canal with a damp towel.
- Keep Your Ears Dry. This will keep the ears from getting infected as excess moisture can allow bacteria to enter and attack the ear canal. Pay extra attention to towel drying your ears after bathing or swimming.
- Move More. Cardio exercises (walking, running, swimming, cycling, aerobics, etc.) get blood pumping to all parts of your body, including the ears. This helps the ears' internal parts stay healthy and working to their maximum potential.
- Use Medications Carefully. Some medications may contribute to hearing loss. Use all medications only as directed.
- Check Regularly. It is recommended that you get your ears tested annually by an ear care specialist. Because hearing loss develops gradually, this will help you recognize early signs of hearing loss and take action sooner.