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Does having earwax in your ear affect the pitch of sounds

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: If ear wax is occluding the ear canal it can affect the volume of sound but not the pitch.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear Wax: At times ear wax can completely occlude the ear canal - which causes a loss of hearing on the effected side. Any hearing loss should be evaluated by a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear Wax & Tinnitus: Greetings. Yes, a buildup of ear wax can cause new onset of ringing or tinnitus.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's caused by inflammation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, medical eval: needed. You may have wax touching your eardrum causing the ringing, or you may have damaged your eardrum when manipulating the wax. Evaluation by a me ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
If you have: excessive earwax your doc can easily clean your ears in the office. Peace and good health. It's painless and you may even hear better.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly wax: Moving your external ear changes the amount of air in your ear canal,and could cause your ear to pop a little. It's normal to have some ear wax. It' ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Flutter in the ear: You may have spasm of a muscle called tensor tympani. It is in the middle ear. One rx is to relax the face/jaw while using mirror biofeedback. See www ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?? inner ear: Your symptoms are fairly non-specific. The inner ear does not cause pain. A middle ear infection may hurt. If you have wax build up you need your e ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ear infection: I do not expect crackling sound with wax impaction. May be infection, may wan to rule out TMJ dysfunction also.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Congestion: Most likely fluid congestion behind you ear drum. Try an over the counter decongestant and see the Dr. if it persists. Best wishes.

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