My ear, nose and throat doctor once told me that people should never put anything smaller than their elbows into their ears. Therefore I would suggest that you simply put your hands over your ears and that the bear put his paws over his ears. You might also decide to join the bear in his winter den for about ten years and take an extended siesta while the financial crisis is worked out.
My IRA is domiciled at Bank of America and I have been advised that I need to wait until the T-bills mature before I may even place an order. Consequently, any orders you may have seen today were not mine. The committee is trying to be patient.