It’s hard to imagine humidity in an ear canal. Usually humidity is associated with weather conditions. The first thing you should know is that the residual or baseline percentage humidity level in someone’s ear canals can be different per individual or even per ear. The next thing you should know is that is it doesn’t have anything to do with the temperature or humidity in the environment--there is either humidity in the ear canal or not.
Lyric™ hearing aids combat humidity in the ear canal
The skin breathes and self-cleans in a normal, open ear canal. When the Lyric hearing aid is placed 4mm from the tympanic membrane, the game changes. How, you may ask, does the moisture flow in and out of the ear? There are seals designed to be breathable, containing holes that allow air and moisture to pass through. A constant flow contributes to a healthy ear canal. Smaller ears with more humidity have more problems. Knowing such a problem exists ahead of time helps with fitting Lyric hearing aids better. For now, the studies continue in discovering other ear health issues.
For more information on ear health, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure sound Hearing Aids.