ASHA Offers Tips for Ear Care and Hearing Protection This Summer
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer fast approaching, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is calling attention to a lesser-known hazard of many popular seasonal activities: ear and hearing damage. The good news, according to ASHA, is that by taking some simple steps, people of all ages can protect their ears from both temporary and lasting problems.
- "Most of us take our hearing and ear health for granted until we start to have problems.
- ASHA encourages people to help prevent hearing loss by taking these steps:
Use Hearing Protection: Basic earplugs, which are available at drug stores, offer surprisingly good protection for most adults.
- Stay Away From Noise Sources: From a hearing protection perspective, the worst place someone can position themselves is near speakers, a stage, or another type of noise emitter.
- Swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear canal caused by moisture trapped in the ear canal or an injury to the ear canal.