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This entry was posted on 30th January 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
Itchy ears can be a general and ongoing, daily annoyance. Whether it be itchy ears from hearing aids, wax or blockage, then you are not alone.
In this article, we share some considerations of what causes itchy ears, what you can do about it, and when it is time to consult a medical professional.
Itchy ears can be the result of many things, not just wearing hearing aids.
Eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis can flare up as a result of using a hearing aid and can be treated in the same way as other parts of your body. You may need to visit your doctor for treatment. As for non-hearing aid wears, these conditions can also flare up at any given time throughout the course of your life and have the same effect.
Itchy ears may be the result of moisture stuck in your hearing aid. In the heat, sweat can develop around your device, which for some can lead to residual irritation. It’s important therefore that you keep the external ear free of water wherever possible. Furthermore, trapped fluids in the ear canal can also lead to extra touching which could cause more discomfort.
A device that is not properly suited or fitted in your ear can cause the body to reject it, leading to inflammation and itchy ears. By simply changing the ear mould to one with a better fit, the problem may be solved. Contact our team for more information.
Sometimes the ear doesn't produce natural oils in sufficient abundance. Ear wax has an important job; it keeps the delicate skin within the ear canal healthy and supple so it doesn’t dry out. Excessive cleaning of this area or lack of ear wax can lead to dry skin that flakes and itches.
If you are new to wearing a hearing aid, the itches may just be temporary. After all, you are introducing something foreign to a very delicate part of your ear.
The material encasing the hearing aid is possibly unideal to some. Although rigorous testing takes place, some people may still react to the plastic surround of the hearing aid or the polish that covers it. If this is the case, it is possible to remove the polish or change the plastic ear mould.
Ultimately, this will depend on whether or not you actually wear a hearing aid.
Hearing Aid Wearers:
Non-Hearing Aid Wearers:
Alternatively, we supply a cream known as Eargene Skin Relief, which tackles itchy ears. It alleviates a number of things:
Particularly useful for those who wear hearing aids for protracted periods of time, Eargene Skin Relief is one of the only creams on the market designed specifically for itchy ears.
If itchy ears become a real concern, even more so with known skin conditions, we advise that you seek guidance from a pharmacist or your GP. They will be able to help identify what is really going on and how to treat it.
If the cause is a direct result of your hearing aid. you may have to get in touch with its manufacturer for best recommendations on how to improve your devices fit.
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This entry was posted in Hearing Information and tagged ear problems, itchy ears, help & advice on 30th January 2020 by Joan McKechnie.
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