Monday, April 13, 2009

Update on Lily's Stinky Ear

I blogged before about Lily's ear smelling stinky after I take the hearing aids out. Thank you to those who responded. I took her to the doctor to make sure she didn't have a fungus infection in her ear. The doctor said her ears look good, no infection. We also got to see the audiologist that day to make some new ear mold impressions. I discussed the stinky ear with her and we came to the conclusion that her ears do have a little smell because sweat is trapped in there all day, but that I also probably have a sensitive nose. I guess her ears smell "normal" for babies who wear hearing aids. She suggested I take them out at nap time to give her ears some more time to air out. I was only taking the hearing aids out for bath time and bed time, not nap time. The smell isn't as bad since I've been taking the aids out at nap time, but there is still a faint smell. I guess it's just something we have to get used to.


  1. you know Gage's did that a lot when he wore aids, once he had a yeast infection in there and we had to buy over the counter althete's foot cream to put in there!
    She probably does just need some air in there, dry it out during naps.

  2. We never had stinky ear (maybe I'm hard of smelling!). My Ben still wears an aid in his unimplanted ear. Do you have a Dry&Store? I recommend it -- invaluable for maintaining aids. It shines a UV light on them for 8 minutes at the beginning of the cycle, to kill bacteria, and then blows hot dry air around them for several hours.