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?