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Are Your Hearing
Aids Making Your
Ears Itch?
Itching ears can drive
hearing aid wearers crazy!
Most likely caused by a form
of dermatitis that develops
from bacteria o...
The best way to
avoid itching ears
is to address the
cause of the
itching.
Clean your hearing aids
thoroughly every day.
There are many FDA
approved antimicrobial
cleaning wipes available
that have...
Make sure your ear canals
are completely dry before
inserting your hearing
instrument.
Don’t insert them
immediately after...
Practice good hand
hygiene.
Use an antibacterial hand
cleaner every time you
handle your hearing
instruments.
If you DO develop
“itchy ears,” don’t use a
Q-Tip to relieve the
itch. Too much
scratching can only
irritate the ear canal...
A few drops of olive oil
every day or two may
help keep the ear from
getting too dry and also
protect it from water.
With minor
adjustments, your
hearing aids could fit
better and your
symptoms could
disappear.
Are Your Hearing Aids Making Your Ears Itch?
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Are Your Hearing Aids Making Your Ears Itch?

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http://americanhearingbalance.com/ Itching ears can drive hearing aid wearers crazy! Most likely caused by a form of dermatitis that develops from bacteria or allergens deposited on the aid, dealing with the itch by using a Q-Tip to scratch it can make the situation worse.

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Are Your Hearing Aids Making Your Ears Itch?

  1. 1. Are Your Hearing Aids Making Your Ears Itch?
  2. 2. Itching ears can drive hearing aid wearers crazy! Most likely caused by a form of dermatitis that develops from bacteria or allergens deposited on the aid, dealing with the itch by using a Q-Tip to scratch it can make the situation worse.
  3. 3. The best way to avoid itching ears is to address the cause of the itching.
  4. 4. Clean your hearing aids thoroughly every day. There are many FDA approved antimicrobial cleaning wipes available that have designed for this purpose.
  5. 5. Make sure your ear canals are completely dry before inserting your hearing instrument. Don’t insert them immediately after showering or swimming. Dry your ears thoroughly.
  6. 6. Practice good hand hygiene. Use an antibacterial hand cleaner every time you handle your hearing instruments.
  7. 7. If you DO develop “itchy ears,” don’t use a Q-Tip to relieve the itch. Too much scratching can only irritate the ear canal and make the itching worse.
  8. 8. A few drops of olive oil every day or two may help keep the ear from getting too dry and also protect it from water.
  9. 9. With minor adjustments, your hearing aids could fit better and your symptoms could disappear.

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