What is Surfer’s Ear?
Surfer’s Ear is a condition characterized by abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. This phenomenon, medically known as exostosis, is the body’s natural response to repeated exposure to cold water and wind.
The bone growth serves as a protective mechanism for the eardrum but unfortunately continues to grow over time. This condition is prevalent among surfers due to their frequent exposure to windy and wet conditions—hence the name, Surfer’s Ear.
The rate of bone growth can vary among individuals and is influenced by factors such as water temperature and frequency of exposure.