Why do I have small ear canals?
In some people, the ear canal can narrow. Doctors call this stenosis of the external auditory canal. People can have this condition from birth or acquire it later in life. Among potential causes are surgery, radiotherapy, malformation, and chronic infections.
How do you get earbuds to stay in small ears?
Sure, you can try cramming an earbud into your ear through sheer force. But there’s a better way. Try to first open the ear canal by gently stretching your earlobe with one finger. Once you place the eargel inside and let go, the ear canal will form a tighter seal around the earbud.
Are some ears too small for earbuds?
“And if the ear canal is ‘too small,’ the earbud won’t be able to go in deep enough to fit properly, so it can pop out.” Even if your ear canals are of typical size, a buildup of earwax could cause ill-fitting earbuds.