When it comes to skin conditions, we usually associate these with symptoms such as rashes on our arms or dry skin on our faces, but a lot of people might not realise that they can also affect our ears. Many common skin related conditions such as dermatitis and eczema can irritate the ears and cause issues with your hearing health. In this article, we will be looking at the relationship between your hearing aids and your skin, which conditions can cause issues with your hearing and how to best manage skin related issues.
Like anywhere in the body, every part of the ear can be susceptible to various forms of irritation and infections including the eardrum (myringitis), vestibular system (vestibular neuronitis) and bones (mastoiditis). The skin on your outer ears can also fall victim to infection and irritation:
Skin conditions are common in the UK with an estimated 60% of the population suffering from some kind of skin condition in their lifetimes. Like all medical conditions, there are many kinds of chronic skin conditions. Here are some common skin conditions that can affect your hearing:
At House of Hearing, our experienced Clinical Ear Care team are trained to recognise and treat a variety of ear health issues using our medical-grade equipment. If you have concerns about your hearing health or are currently experiencing difficulties with your hearing, then book an appointment with one of our expert team today by calling 0131 220 1220 or visiting www.houseofhearing.co.uk/book-an-appointment