Hearing protection against water

When the summer season begins, baths in the pools and vacations by the sea begin. Until then, we did not think about how important it is to take care of our ears to avoid infections and discomfort, especially for people who have suffered from them in previous summers.

First of all, we will recognize what is the need of each of the patients since, depending on it, we will have to recommend a cap or other type of protection.

For this reason, it is important that the patient go to a professional in the audiological sector who will guide him on what type of mold, plug or hearing protection will be the most appropriate in his case. Once the type of protection has been selected, protections will be made completely tailored to the ear.

To keep our ears completely dry, we recommend the use of custom-made plugs accompanied by neoprene bands, whose dual function will be to isolate the ears from the water and protect the bath plugs from falling out (especially in the case of children). These bands can not only be used in summer, but they are also ideal for winter, since their material (high-density neoprene) insulates from the cold, being very suitable for sports or leisure in the snow. Neoprene bands are marketed according to sizes and there is a wide variety of colors. It is advisable to opt for those of guaranteed quality and avoid imitations. Both the swim caps and the neoprene bands must always be kept clean and dry, so it is important to wash and dry them after each use.

To facilitate the hygiene of any type of prosthesis or hearing protector, it is advisable to use materials that are easy to clean and maintain.

Another useful recommendation for earplugs is that they float and are brightly colored, easily visible in aquatic environments. Thus, if for any reason they fell into the water, they could be easily recovered without the need to dive.

The most common risk to which we are exposed by not wearing hearing protection is infection and some of the symptoms are: Pain when the ear is pulled or pressure is exerted on the part of the external ear that protrudes in front of the ear canal (tragus), itching inside the ear, discharge from the ear, redness and swelling in the ear.

Don't let anything ruin your long-awaited summer vacation, and go to your hearing center to ask for your bath molds.