Earwax and Hearing Aids, Part 5

For purposes of discussion, it is recognized that earwax (technically, cerumen) in ears is normal.  It is a naturally-produced and self-draining viscous substance.  However, at times, it can become impacted (hardened) and remains in the ear canal (Figure 1).  Under these conditions, earwax and hearing aids do not go well together.  It is impacted earwax…

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Do You Have Hairy Ears?

Wow!  Is That Hair in Your Ears?  Part 4   This discussion is not about the hairs (cilia) of the cochlea, where acoustic energy is translated into electrical energy, but about ear hair.  You know, the hairy ear growth that one sometimes notices in a person’s ears, but almost never says anything about – as…

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