Hearing management

Posted by: raqs | 2007/06/11


ear plugs

Hi,I currently sleep with wax earplugs everynight. I this at all hazoudous. I also tend to get middle ear infection and I was wondering if the two are connected.

Thank You

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Raqs

Is there a reason why you use the earplugs every night? The risks is that you prevent the ears from ventilating and following the natural process of cleaning. You might experience hygiene problems if you re-use the plugs. It could cause otitis externa, which is infection of the ear canal. You do also have an additional safety risk - our hearing is often our first response to the environment.

Please let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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Posted by: Cal2u | 2007/07/10

I am looking for earplugs for musical performances to lower the amount of decibals but not effect the music quality and not cut out any frequncies that are important to keep performance at its best.

Please help!!

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