Question: Are itchy ear canals normal?
Answer: Itchy ears are common among hearing aid users. If there is no skin condition contributing to the itching, then it is likely brought on by the hearing aids. One cause of itchiness may be the presence of an earpiece in the ear canal pressing on the small fine hairs, as hairs within the canal are not accustomed to being touched. If itching does not resolve within a few days, we can offer suggestions — Miracell ear drops is a popular treatment option. Drops of this non-steroidal topical solution in the ear canals can reduce itchiness and our patients confirm the effectiveness of this treatment when there is no perforation of the eardrum.