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Surfer's ear is the common name for exostosis or abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. Irritation from cold wind and water exposure causes the bone surrounding the ear canal to develop lumps of new bony growth which constrict the ear canal. Where the ear canal is actually blocked by this condition, water and wax can become trapped and give rise to infection. Most avid surfers have at least some mild bone growths (called exostoses). The condition is progressive, making it important to take ...

December 4, 2017

Ears and flying

Pressure and pain in your ears during a flight can be extremely annoying and even painful. And almost as unpleasant, for some, is having to wait another 12 hours, or longer, before being able to hear normally again. The pain is due to a change in the air pressure when the aircraft climbs and descends. This occurs in the middle ear involving the Eustachian tube. However, any change in pressure causes the ear to produce more wax as a means of natural defence. Many clients tell stories of stress an...

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