How Swimming Affects Your Hearing

Whether you enjoy swimming in a pool or in the ocean it could be jeopardizing your hearing if you aren’t careful. Although swimming doesn’t cause hearing loss it can cause a condition known as otitis externa (a.ka. swimmer’s ear) that’ll affect your hearing later in your life if improperly managed. How Swimming Affects Your Ears Swimmer’s ear occurs when your ears are exposed to a type of bacteria that’s commonly found in natural bodies of water. It can also happen if you swim in an improperly treated pool. When it occurs your ear canal may become inflamed and very often painful. Typically this only occurs when you’ve been exposed to water repeatedly but it only takes a few drops of water to irritate your ear. Suffering From Severe Swimmer’s Ear When you have a swimmer’s ear you’ll have moderate to Read More +