7 Ways to Protect Your Ears and Hearing ...

Our ears play a vital role in our everyday lives. With our ears, we hear the sounds in the environment. It is also through our ears that we have body equilibrium or balance. Without our ears, we will become deaf and we would be wobbling about. It is therefore important that we take care of our ears so we can continue to function efficiently. Here are 7 ways to ensure the good health and condition of your ears.

1. Minimize Effects of Changes in Pressure

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Changes in pressure can cause your eardrums to burst. It is therefore important to take measures to prevent this from happening. If you are flying or going to high-altitude places, you should prepare or open up the Eustachian tube. You can do this by chewing gum or sucking on a candy before the pressure changes. You can also take a decongestant a few days before the trip if you have or are just recovering from a head cold. If you are a diver, then be sure to descend and ascend at a steady pace to give your ears time to adjust to changes in pressure.