Itchy Ears From Your Hearing Aid? You Are Not Alone!

Posted By SKelly Hone on 10.05.2018 15.56

Yes, sometimes hearing aids can cause an itch

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

Believe it or not, it is 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 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 local GP may be required.

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

A badly fitted hearing aid: If your body doesn't take to kindly to you hearing aid it rejects 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: 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.

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

Auragel, The Answer to Itchy Ears

Alternatively, we supply a gel online and in-store to help with itchiness and easy insertion of your hearing aid! We bring you AuraGel...It alleviates a number of things:

  • - It soothes irritated and itchy skin
  • - 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

Quick, simple, and easy to use!

If yourself or a loved one is suffering with itchy ears or uncomfortable hearing aids, i hope this above information has helped!

If you have any questions or queries please contact us:

Hinckley: 01455234600
Leicester: 01162623279
Rothwell: 01536 713775 or 01604 372127
Derbyshire: 01332 492129