Finally, when outdoors in excessively cold or windy weather it is important to protect the ears with earmuffs or a hat or both. This serves to protect the ear canals and keep them warm and also reduces the possibility of ear infections. This is an important consideration because ear infections can also lead to hearing loss when they are repeatedly encountered. Cold wind and rain can clearly have a negative effect on one’s hearing. Take the time to bundle up and protect the ears when venturing into cold, windy or icy conditions. Contact Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center for Albuquerque hearing aids and other related information.