ear canal


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  • noun

Synonyms for ear canal

either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane

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Ears folding down over ear canals and hairy ear canals in Bedlington terriers can predispose them to infection.
When in place, the devices rest in the outer part of the ear canal and have small retraction posts that allow for easy removal.
The longer the infection sits within the ear canal the harder it is to get rid of, thus potentially resulting in permanent damage.
The outer ear canal has specialised glands that produce cerumen, commonly known as earwax, which can become a source of discomfort to many people forcing them to use cotton swabs to get rid of it.
To dry out the ear canal, do not use a cotton swab (Q-Tip).
If the ear remains blocked, you should consult your doctor who will use a viewing instrument (an otoscope) to inspect your ear canal in depth.
It is a bacterial infection in the streptococcus of the hair follicles that lies in the outer part of the ear canal.
An initial infestation may be overlooked if it begins deeper in the ear canal.
Avoid using cotton buds to reduce the risk of recurrence and don't scratch or poke your ear canal with your finger.
Most of the time, water can run in and out of the ear canal without causing a problem.
Ranran's mother said that she could see something inside the ear canal but failed to make out what it was.
Advocates say it is a simple therapy which can be very effective in removing old and troublesome blockages from the ear canal, without the use of solutions or probes.
Doctors removed a spider from her ear canal that had been living inside her for five days.
Swimmer's ear or otitis externa to give it its proper medical term is an infection of the ear canal - it can be painful and generally affects swimmers, hence the name.
The clinical trial, published in Medical Hypothesis, studied therapeutic effects of bright light channeled into the human brain via the ear canal.