➢ Limit regular exposure to loud noise. It’s important to avoid loud noises that require you raising your voice for conversation. According to the World Health Organization, an alarming 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss from unsafe use of audio devices.
➢ Take time out for your ears to rest and recover. Research has shown that your ears need an average of 16 hours of quiet to recover from one loud night. When exposed to loud noise, take short breaks to enable your ears recover.
➢ Discontinue the use of cotton swabs. The wax serves a protective function by controlling the movement of dust into the middle and inner ear. In a case of excess wax, seek the opinion of a professional.
➢Keep your ears dry. Be sure to gently towel-dry your ears after swimming or bathing to prevent excess moisture which could be a breeding ground for germs that cause ear infections.
➢ Start Exercising!! Exercise is good for your ears especially cardio exercises such as walking, jogging etc. it helps increase blood flow to all parts of your body including your ears and this maintains a healthy ear.