Earwax and Holidays

I wish all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and an enjoyable New Year. That aside, what does this holiday season have to do with earwax? Nothing that I am aware of.  However, it is that time of the year when we take one of our most read posts for 2016 and share it again with all of…

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The Mysterious Cartilaginous/Bony Ear Canal Junction

Research related to the occlusion effect (OE) suggests that the OE is minimized when contact of the ear insert (closed coupled in this case) is made with the bony ear canal1,2.  Measurements of the OE for various in-canal devices are numerous and essentially support this conclusion.  But, to what extent does the cartilaginous/bony ear canal…

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