Allergic contact dermatitis from hearing aid materials

Apra Sood, James S. Taylor

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Abstract

A 65-year-old woman presented with dermatitis of the ear canal. The dermatitis had developed after she started wearing hearing aids that fit into the ear canals. Patch-test results were positive for (1) several acrylics, including polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, which were present in the hearing aid shell; (2) the hearing aid shell materials; and (3) the finish coat. The dermatitis resolved after she discontinued wearing the hearing aid, and a device with a silicone earpiece to be worn behind the ear was recommended as an alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalDermatitis
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Hearing Aids
Dermatitis
Ear Canal
Patch Tests
Silicones
Ear
Equipment and Supplies

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Allergic contact dermatitis from hearing aid materials. / Sood, Apra; Taylor, James S.

In: Dermatitis, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2004, p. 48-50.

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Sood, A & Taylor, JS 2004, 'Allergic contact dermatitis from hearing aid materials', Dermatitis, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 48-50.
Sood, Apra ; Taylor, James S. / Allergic contact dermatitis from hearing aid materials. In: Dermatitis. 2004 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 48-50.
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