external auditory meatus

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external auditory meatus

[ek′stərn·əl ′ȯd·ə‚tȯr·ē mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
The external passage of the ear, leading to the tympanic membrane in reptiles, birds, and mammals.
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Earwax keeps the ear canal skin protected from getting too dry, and it is a natural cleaner of the ear canal.
It's better to hold a hairdryer up to your ear for a few seconds, on its lowest setting, gently passing near the ear canal to dry it out.
Wax blockage sometimes recurs after treatment because some ear canals just produce more wax than others.
Fungal infection of the external ear: fungi can also attack the ear canal.
The protective covering of delicate wax and skin of the ear canal is disrupted.
It is believed that a seed had lodged in Ranran's ear canal and had grown to almost 2cm long with the humid conditions in the ear canal encouraging its growth.
Doctors used a saline solution to flush the spider out of her ear in order to prevent it from burrowing deeper inside the ear canal or biting her, according to (http://news.
Swimmer's ear on the other hand causes inflammation and redness in the ear canal itself - the tube between the outer ear and the eardrum.
com) bright light headset channels bright light direct to the human brain via the ear canal to prevent and cure depression, mood swings and circadian-rhythm disorders such as jetlag.
All three were found to have mild or moderate conductive hearing loss due to fixation of the head of the stapes by a bony bar that extended from the head of the stapes to the posterior ear canal wall.
Obstruction of the ear canal by earwax or a foreign body