- The best way is to limit your exposure to loud noises. While traveling in train, bus or car, one tends to increase the phone's or music player's volume due to background noises. Try substituting reading over listening music in these circumstances.
- Dry your ears after bathing, but do not use any sharp object to clean them.
- Wear earplugs in noisy environments, like in presence of power tools like saws and drills, at motor racing events, or if you live near a building under construction, etc. Earplugs can reduce noise by 15 to 30 decibels.
- Don't to clean your ears by poking anything sharp into ear canals like a hairpin, matchstick, etc. You may injure the delicate skin, or impact earwax.
- Reduce the risk of ear infections by treating upper respiratory tract infections promptly.
- Avoid swimming in dirty water.
- not give your child toys that make loud noises. They increase the risk for hearing loss.