Molded ear plugs for surfing are ideal because they are so comfortable and excellent at keeping water out of your ears. Made separately for each ear at a time they fit like a hand and glove. This eliminates the pressure you get from foam ear plugs and creating a hugely effective seal against sea water. This prevents the wind and water from the sea making the ear cold. They are the best protection against surfer's ear. Surfer's ear may occur if the ear is exposed repeatedly over the course of several years.
Surfer's ear is caused by the wind and water chilling the ear which responds with the creation of bony growths around the outside of the ear. These gradually narrow the opening and result in deafness. It may be imperceptible to the sufferer until the narrowing reaches 90%. They are also at risk of otitis due to the accumulation of dead skin and the prolongation of the drying time of the ear canal.
Otitis presents as itchy skin in the ears and deafness due to dead skin and slough blocking sound conducting down the ear canal. If left unchecked the infection progresses and needs antibiotic drops to get it under control. Visit your GP if you think you might have an ear infection.
Treatment is by drilling or chiselling the extra bone away. This can be unpleasant and may need repeating as the procedure does not prevent recurrence.
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