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Swimmer Ear

Swimmer's ear, also known as otitis externa, is an infection of the ear canal often resulting in redness, swelling, and pain within the ear canal that can expand to the outer ear. It's usually caused when contaminated water stays in your ear canal creating a moist environment where germs may grow. Swimmer ear is a painful condition and often occurs in children, however, it can happen to swimmers of all ages.

Swimmer Ear 3-D Model

This model is useful for patient education, professional training and patient use. 

  • The interactive image below has a large file size and may take a long time to load on screen.
  • For best results, download the file (10.7 MB) to your computer and open the original file on your desktop computer.

Please share how you are using the 3-D Ear Model by contacting us at the Hearing Center of Excellence.

Last Updated: September 22, 2023
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