Eczema in ears

I am writing on behalf of my sister who doesn't have access to a computer and would like to ask if anyone knows of hearing aids that are suitable for someone whose eczema is exacerbated by wearing these aids. Is there one on the market that is hyper allergenic?
Thank you.
  • Hi kimWright2

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the forum. My name is Jess and I work on the Information Line here at Action on Hearing Loss.

    There is an alternative way of fitting behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids that doesn’t involve an earmould. This is called an ‘open ear fitting’ and uses a thinner tube and a smaller, soft earpiece at the tip of the tubing instead of an earmould. Open- fitting hearing aids are now also fitted routinely on the NHS. These fittings can be less visible than earmoulds and can give you a more natural sound, but they are only suitable if your hearing loss is mild or moderate.

    Some audiology departments are also beginning to issue receiver-in-the-canal aids. They look similar to open fitting aids, but are more suitable for severe hearing loss.

    Therefore we would encourage your Sister to go back and discuss her symptoms with the Audiologist. At the appointment a full assessment would be carried out to help identify her condition and get her hearing aids changed if possible.

    I hope this information has helped and I'm sure our other forum members will post shortly to offer some further information.

    Best wishes,
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