Every part of our body serves a very specific purpose, each playing a very important and necessary role. But what exactly is the function of ear hair? There are several hypotheses as to why we have hairy ears. Their primary function seems to be to keep bacteria away from our inner ear, namely our eardrums. Normally, ear hair can grow on the tragus of the ear, or ear canal, the antitragus, the earlobe and the helix.
According to scientist David Liebovitz, the presence, or absence, of certain hormones, such as testosterone, can have a significant effect on hair follicles. These types of hormones often interfere with hair growth by inhibiting its growth in certain parts of the body, particularly our ears, nose and eyebrows, and, in some cases, making it coarser and thicker as we age.
Here is how to get rid of ear hair with an ear hair trimmer:
The best method to remove ear hair depends on each persona s there's not one single method that's best suited for every situation. However, here are some methods that we strongly discourage as you may risk damaging your ear canals.
Let's find out more about which methods to avoid, and why.
If you are looking for the best way to get rid of ear hair permanently, opting for laser treatments could be the answer. This is a fairly painless and safe treatment performed by a licensed professional, suitable for any area of the body.
The price of a laser ear hair treatment can vary depending on the facility chosen, and though treatments can be quite pricey, they are often recommended for more optimal and long-term results.
Ear hair and many other factors can make your hearing less effective. If you have recently started noticing some difficulty hearing well, try our free online hearing test now.