Outdoors activities, especially water sports, expose ears to cold, wet and overly warm conditions, which can damage ears. There have been many proposed commercial solutions that supposedly will mitigate the risk of ear injury or damage. Unfortunately, few such products have been tested by health authorities. In this section, we will discuss aural hygiene and medications as well as earplugs
Earplugs are devices that occlude the external ear canal. They are primarily used to block the pressure of water on the eardrum. Generally, earplugs should not be used by divers.Learn More (a device we do not endorse for divers) and ear ventilation tubes
Small tubes placed surgically through the eardrum to enhance drainage and equalization.Learn More.