surfer's ear


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surfer's ear

The formation of an exostosis in the external auditory canal of surfers, esp. those who habitually surf in colder waters.
See also: ear
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Surfer's ear: External auditory exostoses are more prevalent in cold water surfers.
You may be developing "surfer's ear", in which contact with cold water causes the bone around the ear to thicken, narrowing the ear canal by upto 90 per cent!
The condition is sometimes called surfer's ear because exostoses tend to develop in people who swim in cold water.