It’s probably safe to say that most of us don’t really think about our ears. In fact, the way we take care of our ears is very commonly based on habit rather than “rules”. For example, many people still use cotton swabs (q-tips) to clean their ears even though they’ve long been identified as items that can cause significant damage to the ear. It’s habit!
So how should you actually take care of your ears? Most of them you’ll already know. Like avoiding loud noises and not putting sharp objects in your ears (yes that includes a cotton swab).
But did you know that you also need to keep an eye on medication you take? Damage to the inner ear and tinnitus are side effects for some common medications. You also need to exercise regularly (it helps most things unfortunately).
Keep reading to find the answers to your most frequently asked questions about ear health.