Bony exostoses

Bony exostoses of the ear canal, although technically not a tumor, is another type of growth that may cause ear canal problems and loss of hearing. Exostoses are found in cold water swimmers and are common in active scuba divers. They are basically bone spurs surrounding the ear canal that are troublesome when they become large enough to prevent the normal migration of ear wax out of the ear canal or block the ear canal and affect hearing.

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The New York Head and Neck Institute provides seamless, integrated care for people with diseases, disorders and tumors of the head and neck.