You may remember doing hearing tests in school. Back then, they stuck headphones on your head and told you to raise your hand every time you heard a beep.
In the summer, waterlogged children are at risk of getting swimmer’s ear, but there are easy ways to prevent it. The most reliable method is to stop children from submerging their heads under water altogether – but this isn’t always the most practical option.
If your childhood memories of summer involve splashing around in water and spending days by the beach or pool, then they probably also include swimmer’s ear. Known to medical professionals as acute otitis externa, swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal seen most often in children.
This infection becomes more common during the summer months due to an increase of water activities.
People all over America come together for the Fourth of July to enjoy barbecues, time with friends and family and, of course, fireworks. We are all aware of the inherent fire danger associated with fireworks, but what about the more hidden danger – hearing loss?