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What if my hearing aid irritates the skin in my ear?

It’s fairly common to have some irritation in the ear canal while you’re getting used to wearing hearing aids, but if the problem persists, there are a few things you can do.

Make sure you’re keeping your devices and ear molds clean and dry. If you don’t, they can grow bacteria and fungus. A low-grade bacterial or fungal infection can be a source of itchiness and irritation. Also check your ear canal for any scratches or cuts. An ear mold in the canal can make a scratch or cut hard to heal, causing irritation.

Otherwise, you may be experiencing an allergy to the color or tint of the material. Speak to your local provider about getting a hypo-allergenic ear mold.

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