Blackheads in the ear are mixtures of sebum and dirt. Often, the residue from blackheads becomes solid, holding pores open so that black dirt is clearly visible.
Individuals of any age can suffer from blackheads, and they can appear anywhere on the body. Blackheads inside the ear can be especially painful and difficult to remove. For a blackhead inside the ear, steaming the area with a hot, wet washcloth can facilitate removal. A blackhead removal tool, which can be purchased cheaply at a drugstore, can also extract the blackhead. If someone can't remove a blackhead alone, a general practitioner or dermatologist can remove it.