Are Ear Plugs Any Good At Preventing Swimmers' Ear?

Swimmer's ear is a common problem amongst frequent swimmers.  Water washes away the wax lining the ear canal and softens the underlying skin.  Bacteria and fungi can penetrate and colonise, causing otitis externa, also known as swimmers' ear.  Early signs include itching and mild soreness. This progresses to pain, discharge, redness, swelling and reduced hearing due to the build-up of debris in the canal. Many people wear swimming ear plugs but are they any good at preventing the condition?

Are Ear Plugs Any Good At Preventing Swimmers' Ear?

Are Ear Plugs Any Good At Preventing Swimmers' Ear?

In a word; yes.  Because they stop water swilling around the ear they protect the wax and skin in the ear canal, keeping the water out. ZenPlugs Molded Swimming Ear Plugs are particularly good because they also contain an antibacterial. This actively kills the bacteria in your ears.  Steritouch is silver-based and is mixed with the plastic during the molding process.  They are non-porous and impermeable, as well as lasting for years making them amazing value.  You can connect them on a cord and tie it to your wetsuit and they are available in multiple bright colours so you can find them if you drop on the beach.

Protect yourself from swimmer's ear for years to come with ZenPlugs ear plugs.