Custom Swim Molds to Protect Your Child’s Ears
Swimmer’s ear occurs whenever water or moisture gets trapped in the ear canal.
Although the audiologists at Denton Hearing Health Care are able to treat the condition, we’d rather prevent it from happening in the first place, especially when it comes to children.
Symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear
Swimmer’s ear symptoms start off as itching and redness inside the ear and can include the drainage of a clear, odorless fluid. The discomfort usually causes your child to pull on the outer ear or push on the tragus (the bump in front of your ear) in an attempt to get relief.
Moderate conditions progress to more intense itching, pain and aching, extensive redness, and excessive fluid drainage as well as a feeling of stuffiness and muffled sound. If left untreated at that point, the pain might begin to radiate into the face, neck, or side of the head, cause a complete blockage in the ear canal, lead to inflammation in the lymph nodes in your neck, and a fever.
In its advanced stages, swimmer’s ear can do permanent damage to your child’s hearing.
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Custom Earmolds Protect Your Ears Against Swimmer’s Ear
Swim molds are specialized earplugs made of waterproof silicone in order to create a tight seal, preventing water from flowing into the ear canal. They are custom molded to ensure a tight, snug fit in the ear canal.
They are recommended for a wide variety of water-related activities, such as:
Custom swim molds offer protection from outer ear infections, such as otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) or exostosis (surfer’s ear). The former comes from water that has been infected with bacteria, common in public pools and water parks, while the latter is caused by water exposure in combination with cold temperatures and wind, leading to abnormal bone growth in the ear canal.
Learn More about the Custom Swim Molds from Denton Hearing Health Care
Leaving your child’s ear unprotected while participating in water sports can lead to the development of conditions that can do permanent damage to your child’s hearing.
Denton Hearing Health Care can help prevent that damage with custom-formed swim molds so your child can enjoy their favorite water-related activities and you can rest easy knowing their ears are safe.
Contact us by using the adjacent form in order to learn more about the custom swim molds we have available for children and adults.
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