Surfers ear is a common condition which many surfers are aware of but few know much about. It is caused by the chilling action of water on the ear, accelerated by the wind speeding the evaporation of the water. This results in cooling because the water molecules take the heat with them as they leave the surface of the skin. The body's surprising response is to grow new bone around the opening to the ear canal. These are called cranial exostoses and gradually cause the canal to narrow.
This often goes unnoticed until the surfer becomes deaf at the point of around ninety percent narrowing of the canal. The surfer may also realise that they are increasingly developing ear infections. This is due to retained debris and moisture in the ear canal.
Dead skin and moisture building up in the ear makes an ideal growth medium for bacteria and fungi. This is the cause of the infections. A well fitting pair of ear plugs for surfing will go a long way to preventing the condition and preserving the hearing of the surfer for years to come.
ZenPlugs moulded earplugs for surfing are ideal because they are also antibacterial. They can be connected using the supplied cord in order that they are not lost in the sea if one were to come out whilst surfing.
It can be impossible to find a pair of earplugs having dropped them in the sea. This would be a great shame as people often become rather attached to their own personal plugs. The cord means that if one pops out you can easily grab it before they disappear under the waves. The colours of the plugs also contrast well with the beach in case you drop them on the shore.
Protect yourself against surfer's ear for years to come with a pair of ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plugs For Surfing.