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Itchy Ear From Hearing Aids

If you too are suffering with itchy ear from hearing aids, then you are not alone.

It’s a common enough complaint amongst those wearing hearing aids for the first time. After all, you are introducing something foreign to a very delicate part of your ear. There

There can, however, be other causes behind this irritating issue:

Skin problems, such as 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. A visit to your doctor may be required.

Trapped moisture can cause itchy ears. In the heat, sweat can develop around the hearing aid, which for some can lead to residual irritation. It’s important therefore that you keep the external ear free of water wherever possible.

A badly fitted hearing aid can cause the body to try and 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.

An allergic reaction to the material encasing the hearing aid is possible. 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.

Dry ears, where natural oils are not produced in sufficient abundance, can lead to problems. Earwax has a purpose; 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 earwax can lead to dry skin that flakes and itches.

So, what can be done about it?

  • Keep your ears free from moisture where possible
  • Avoid excessive cleaning of the ear canal, as this strips the ear of natural oils that help protect it and can inflame the area
  • A couple of drops of olive oil every other day can keep the skin from drying out and provide protection against water

Alternatively, we supply a cream known as Eargene Skin Relief, which tackles this very complaint. It alleviates a number of things:

  • It soothes irritated and itchy skin
  • Softens residual ear wax
  • Encourages the rejuvenation of skin within your ear canal
  • Softens stress cracks and any calcified tissue within the ear
  • Once applied it’s easily absorbed, leaving no residue

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.

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