Ear hair

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The outer third of the human external auditory canal lining which contains the cerumen glands also contains hair follicles.[1] Folliculitis of the ear canal hair may cause acute localized otitis externa.[2]

Hair growth within the ear canal is often observed to increase in older men, together with increased growth of nose hair.[citation needed] Visible ear hair that protrudes from the ear canal is sometimes trimmed for cosmetic reasons.[citation needed]


  1. ^ W. Steven Pray. "Swimmer's Ear: An Ear Canal Infection". U.S. Pharmacist. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ Joseph P Garry (Feb 28, 2010). "Otitis externa". Medscape.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.