Is it OK to pluck ear hair?
Allow us to be the ones to tell you, then, that you should never wax or shave the hairs inside your ear canal, no matter how unruly and large these hairs may be.
Tweezing, okay, fine, but only the big ones that stick all the way out of your inner ear.
Never stick a tweezer or anything into your actual ear canal.
What is the hair in the ear called?
Hearing is an amazing process, and it’s all thanks to the 15,000 or so tiny hair cells inside our cochlea—the small, snail-shaped organ for hearing in the inner ear. The cells are called hair cells because tiny bundles of stereocilia—which look like hairs under a microscope—sit on top of each hair cell.
Why is hair growing on my ears?
Some people get more hair in and on their ears as they age — especially men. Doctors think it may be because of increased testosterone. This hormone makes hair coarser and thicker as it grays. The hair just inside your ear works with earwax to keep dirt and debris away from your eardrum.
What does hair on ears mean?
Terminal ear hair works together with your body’s natural ear wax to form a protective barrier. Just like nose hair, it helps to prevent germs, bacteria, and debris from getting inside your inner ear and causing potential damage. So having some ear hair isn’t just normal, it’s actually a good thing.