I think I can safely say we all enjoy music and would like to continue enjoying music for as long as we possibly can. This thread is here to discuss what your ear care procedures are.
I used to use q-tips to clean wax out my ears. I've since read that it's apparently a bad practice and washing ears out with something like hydrogen peroxide is a better idea, so I try to do that once a week. I'll also let warm/hot water in the shower into my ear to try and rinse out any dislodged wax.
I also listen to music at low volumes. Within 5 minutes of listening at a volume lower than the rest of the outside world, my ears adjust to the point that I don't realize it's low anymore. I hope that will help prolong my hearing. I also try to avoid loud noised outside, and if I'm going to be exposed to loud noises I try to take all precautions I can, like bringing along IEMs for isolation during mowing the lawn, etc.
In the last few years I seem to have lost the top 5khz from my hearing. I used to be able to hear 22khz, and now I can barely hear 17khz. I can still hear down to 10hz on the low end, but it's a little disconcerting to see my hearing degrade. I realize it happens to all of us as we age but I'm only 22 now and wasn't expecting to lose it so quickly.
Enough about me, what do you do to take care of your ears?