• Earwax production is necessary for good ear health & is made up of oil and sweat.
  • It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip your ear off.
  • Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds.
  • Tiny hair cells in your inner ear are what translate sound waves to electricity to send the brain.
  • Children have more sensitive ears than adults.
  • After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.

Which food is good for ears? 

Here are a few examples of food that contain vitamins and minerals our ears thrive on:
  • Bananas:- The essential and beneficial mineral found in bananas is magnesium
  • Broccoli:- Broccoli is packed full of all kinds of amazing nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, as well as fiber
  • Fish
  • Dark Chocolate

Ears are a delicate part of your body. Treat them with care. It turns out our ears are Petri dishes.

There is a world of bacteria in your ears. When infiltrated with bad bacteria we can get infections. Think twice and wash your hands before you stick your finger in your ear.

Best 12 Proper Care for the Ears:

  1. Clean your outer ear with a mild cloth or tissue. Use a soft cloth to clean your ears after taking a bath.
  2. Do not use your fingers, hairpins, or toothpicks in removing earwax.
  3. Never put any pointed object like a pencil or ballpen into your ear.
  4. Do not put drops, oil, or any other liquid in the ears without the doctor's device.
  5. If an insect is inside your ear, pour lukewarm water into the affected ear.
  6. Do not listen to loud music for more than two hours straight.
  7. Avoid noisy places. It may damage your hearing.
  8. Deadly habits such as smoking and drugs lead to a higher probability of hearing loss.
  9. Do not use cotton wool or cotton buds, it may push wax down onto your eardrum and can increase the production of wax even damage the eardrum.
  10. Use Earplugs at concerts & other loud events.
  11. Reduce the risk of ear infections by treating upper respiratory (nose & throat) infections promptly.
  12. Take care during cold and cough, especially in children, to prevent ear infections.

Ear care in children:

  • Newborn screening is a must; early diagnosis and intervention are vital.
  • If the child is distracted or inattentive in class, it may be because he is unable to hear properly.
  • Instruct children not to shout into the ear or insert anything inside the ear.
  • If any child has discharge or pain in the ear or if the child is unable to hear properly, refer the child for an ear check-up.

Top  6  ways to protect your ears.

  • Use earplugs and earmuffs in noisy places.
  • Do not insert any object into the ear.
  • Avoid listening to loud music.
  • Have your hearing tested regularly
  • Consult with ENT doctor for pain or fluid in the ears.
  • Keep your ears dry.

Steps to remove dirt from your ear:

  • Soften the wax. Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin, or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal.
  • Use warm water. After a day or two, when the wax is softened, use a rubber bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal.
  • Dry your ear canal.