Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Meryl | 2009/11/20

Q.

Sleeping with ear plugs

HI, I battle to fall asleep at night and have been using silicon ear plugs. What are the long term side effects of using these? I use one' s specially designed for sleeping. Sometimes I get earache and lately I have had an extremely itchy ear?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Meryl

It might be a hygiene problem that can be causing the pain as well as the itchiness. Make sure that you change them often, if it is the general ones. If it is the custom-made ones, you need to make sure about the cleaning instructions from your audiologist. If you are still concerned then rather see your doctor so that ear can get treated.

Please let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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