How can I keep my ears healthy?

You can keep your ears healthy by not instrumenting your ear and avoiding prolonged noise exposure. It’s important not to put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.

There are a number of things you can do to keep your ears healthy:

  • See a doctor if you have an earache. It could be a middle ear infection that can be treated with antibiotics.
  • In the winter, wear a hat that covers the ears.
  • Don’t put objects such as cotton swabs in the ears.
  • Wear earplugs at loud concerts or sporting events.
  • Avoid loud music.

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