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For most people, the thought of a bug crawling into their ear is enough to send shivers down their spine. Unfortunately, it's not an entirely uncommon occurrence.
The ear canal is a narrow tube that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. Insects can easily crawl or fly into the ear canal, but the S-shaped curves of the canal makes it difficult for them to get back out. The more the insect tries to escape, the deeper it may go into the ear canal.
This article provides an explanation of how to tell if a bug has gotten trapped in your ear, possible consequences of this, and step-by-step instructions on how to remove a bug from your ear.