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How can you make sure that your hearing aid does not cause sore or itchy ears?

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Make sure you use the correct hearing aid for each ear. The device for the right ear usually has a red mark, while the device for the left is marked in blue.

1. Place a dab of hearing aid gel or lubricant at the ear's opening after you remove your hearing aids each night. These products ease dry skin and itching. Check with your audiologist so you choose one that’s safe for your style of hearing aid.

2. If you notice a sore spot or general discomfort that doesn’t go away in a few days, your audiologist may need to change the shape of your hearing aid or ear mold.

SOURCES:

Audiology Online: “When Hearing Aids Cause Itchy Ears, What Can Be Done?”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Daily Care and Troubleshooting Tips for Hearing Aids.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Audiology Online: “When Hearing Aids Cause Itchy Ears, What Can Be Done?”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Daily Care and Troubleshooting Tips for Hearing Aids.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

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