A piece of wax, rubber, or cotton wool placed in the ear as protection against noise, water, or cold air.
- If the noise level rises above that point, hearing protection, earplugs or a similar device, would be required.
- Surfers are then advised to protect their ears from further exposure to water by wearing earplugs, using a neoprene hood or wearing a helmet.
- Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented by avoiding excessive noise and using hearing protection such as earplugs and earmuffs.
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