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I get a lot of moisture in my ears from my hearing aids and I get a bad smell and have to use ear drops frequently. Would the Eargo help to prevent this problem?

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C. Scott Mills, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Clemmons

05 August 2016 - 1237 Views

I am familiar with Eargo and the idea behind it is to allow some ventilation around and through those little tendrils that cover the end of the hearing aid. It's a good theory and certainly may create less surface contact on the skin in the ear canal. As others have noted, your underlying problem may be a skin issue that needs to be treated. The challenge with the Eargo tendrils is that they can harbor infectuous cells from any skin or fungal infection. You'll have to clean those tendrils thoroughly and often in order to prevent recurrence.  A better... Read more

Does the Phonak Vitro B Titanium go far enough into the canal to prevent the echo sound and hearing my voice?

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Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Deerfield

27 September 2017 - 435 Views

The answer lies in how deep the device can be built to fit in your ear.  Most of the ear canal has cartilage under the skin, however the last third of the ear canal is bone.  If the device reaches the bony portion of your ear, the echo or occlusion can be eliminated.