5 signs of health problems in your ears


Having good ear health is paramount to being able to hear, but a whole host of hearing problems can be revealed by your ears. For example, earache can be the result of an ear infection or a tooth abscess. Even a crease in your earlobe could indicate heart disease.

1. Earache

While an earache could be an ear infection it also could be the sign of another heal condition such as an abscess on the tooth or teeth grinding.


2. Unusual Ear Shape

If your ears are an unusual shape or you notice a simple skin tag, it could be a sign of a problem with your kidneys and the way they are working. These are linked because the ears and the kidneys are developed at the same time in the womb.


3. Ringing

A ringing noise in the ear is often the cause of loud noises, but it can also be a sign of an excessive build-up of wax, neck or head injuries or even high blood pressure. Ringing in the ears is also known as tinnitus, this could be temporary or permanent. If you suffer from continuous ringing, then you should see one of our audiologists to find out the cause and potential ways you would be able to manage the sound.


4. Pale Colour

Ears that are consistently pale in colour could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency, such as vitamin C and vitamin D. Another cause of pale ears could be a sign of dehydration.


5. Earlobe Crease
Also know as Frank’s Sign – having a crease in your ear could indicate heart disease. It is not known what causes this feature and not everyone who has a crease has a heart disease. However it is advisable that those with an earlobe crease should seek advice from their GP and get it checked out.


We would recommend that if you are over the age of 55 years you should have your hearing tested at least once a year. Book your FREE test now.