Why you need earplugs if you have a hole in your ear

Many people ask if earplugs are necessary for swimming if they have tubes or a hole in the ear drum. The reality is any hole in the ear drum can potentially allow water into the middle ear where water-borne microbes may cause infections. If your child has had tubes (tympanostomy tubes or grommets) inserted to give relief from frequent ear infections then it makes sense to avoid any additional risk of further ear infections when swimming. This is true [...]

Why You Should use Ear Plugs For Swimming

There are a lot of people in today’s society who spend a lot of time exercising in the swimming pool but are unaware of what can be within the water they are swimming in. Be aware of the risk of ear infection Even if regular swimming is a new experience, it is imperative to know about fungus and the possibility of bacteria being in the water, which ultimately may lead to ear infections. Custom earplugs to prevent infection Fortunately, you can avoid an [...]

Custom Vs. Disposable Ear Plugs: What’s The Difference?

Repeated exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss. Because we are exposed to loud noises daily, it’s important to protect our ears, especially if we work in a field where sounds over 85 decibels are constant (musician, construction worker, manufacturer, assembly line worker, etc.). To protect our ears and limit the volume of the sounds around us, ear plugs should be worn. There are two types of ear plugs on the market: custom and disposable. Custom [...]

How Earplugs Work: Best Practices For Use

Earplugs can be both a necessity or a luxury for which you might be eternally grateful. At times, you are in a noisy environment filled with any number of distractions preventing you from getting work done or even from just snatching a few minutes of quiet downtime. Earplugs can also even help you sleep at night. In these circumstances, earplugs can be a real life saver. However, there are also times when you absolutely need ear plugs like when you [...]

Causes And Prevention Of Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear: Causes And Prevention Tips

Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection that happens in the outer ear canal. Swimmer’s ear is very painful and can result in complications like long-term infection or bone and cartilage damage, so it’s important to visit the doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms. Symptoms are typically mild in the beginning; for example, people might experience an itching in their ear canal. Sometimes swimmer’s ear can be detected if you feel a bit of pain or discomfort when [...]

Protecting Your Ears At A Concert

How To Protect Your Ears At A Concert

Concerts are undoubtedly a lot of fun. They give you the opportunity to see your favourite bands and musicians up close, or they’re a place to showcase your own band. At the same time, loud music can put your hearing at risk, especially if you frequent concerts. Loud music damages the sensitive hair cells in your inner ear, which makes you vulnerable to both tinnitus and hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to sound volumes above 85 decibels can damage your [...]

Hunter's Guide To Hearing

A Hunter’s Guide To Hearing

It is unfortunate when a hobby or weekend getaway costs you a lot of money in treatment for an injury that could have been prevented inexpensively. Hunting is a great pastime that also helps to manage the game population. However, reports suggest that many hunters experience different levels of new, permanent hearing loss, with some cases requiring costly hearing aid devices. Hunters and sportsmen should be more proactive in attending to the need for hearing protection. Exposure to the [...]

Ways To Protect Your Ears As A Music Lover

How To Protect Your Ears As A Music Lover

Ever wondered how DJs and musicians don’t suffer permanent hearing loss after performing in such close proximity to speakers at full blast for hours? It would be a cruel irony if they were unable to listen to the music that they love so much. There have been reports in the media of some professional musicians suffering hearing loss and tinnitus, but most of them find ways to prevent severe damage. Similarly, concert attendees are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss, [...]

Benefits Of Custom Ear Plugs

The Benefits Of Custom Ear Plugs For Light Sleepers

Many light sleepers have trouble getting enough rest at night, especially if they live near a busy street, have noisy neighbours, or share the room with a partner who snores. Failure to get enough sleep and rest can affect your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, there are a few cost effective ways to create a quiet and relaxing sleeping environment, such as using custom ear plugs. With new technologies for hearing devices, it is now possible to block or [...]