As kayakers we are often subject to our heads being immersed in water and can be at risk of developing exotoses (bony growths within the ear canal), which is commonly associated with regular cold water exposure to the ear canals.
On Saturday evening (28th January) at the Rivers Source Symposium, there will be an opportunity for paddlers to have their own custom ear plugs made.
Clare Morgan (Whitewater paddler and Audiologist), kindly supported by Starkey Laboratories has volunteered to run this clinic to raise awareness of this preventable condition and hopefully reduce the incidence of exotoses. Using ear plugs on a regular basis when water exposure is likely can reduce the likelihood of developing this condition.
There will be a charge of £40 for producing the swim plugs and numbers of plugs made on the evening will be limited, so please visit the stand early to save disappointment.