Additional information on hearing health.
If you are prone to swimmer’s ear, then yes, you should wear swimming earplugs. Wearing earplugs when swimming is a great way to prevent water from entering your ear and becoming trapped. At Hearing Heal, we can create custom fit earplugs for many activities, including swimming.
Ototoxicity refers to drug or chemical damage to the cochlea. Certain medications can be toxic to hearing, causing hearing loss. Ototoxic medications include certain antibiotics, Advil, Motrin, and Tylenol – when taken over long periods of time – and certain chemotherapies.
On average, hearing aids have a lifespan of 3-7 years. The better you take care of your hearing aids and more often you bring them in for regular check-ups, the longer they will last you. We have noticed though that many patients like to upgrade their hearing aids around the 3–5-year mark to take advantage of new technology.