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is hearing loss, one side only a symptom of earwax blockage

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Olds
32 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May be unrelated: First it is important to determine the cause of your unilateral hearing loss. A deep plug of impacted wax could be a cause, but you need a thorough e ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: Best to see an ENT asap, may need urgent treatment
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
32 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes.: I would recommend a visit with an ENT doctor, as well as a comprehensive hearing test. The onset of symptoms and the wax removal may or may not be co ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Rhee
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: There are two possibilities: 1) there is still wax in your ear leading to the persistent symptoms or 2) you have symptoms without an obvious cause. E ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Armstrong
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: In fact, i saw my father in the office today for hearing loss - nothing more than a wax blockage. Dizziness is not so likely. Either way, an ENT spe ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
?otolaryngologist: Ear wax or fluid in the middle ear are possibilities. I recommend that an exam by your physician or an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varied: Varied causes. May be as simple as impacted ear was. See ENT doc for exam.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Clear discharge: With the time frame for this continuing it would be best to see an ENT physician to check to see what this is based on. Many things can present in thi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bensson Samuel
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear exam: Hearing loss could be subtle and the best way to determine is through audiometer testing. Have your GP refer you to a ENT specialist who can help asse ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Ear Wax: An accumulation of ear wax in the ear canal can lead to blockage of the canal and act like an ear plug greatly reducing your ability to hear. Q-tips c ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
? q-tip user: If you are a q-tip user as so many people are, you may have irritated your ear canal skin and caused slight bleeding. This bleeding may have mixed wi ... Read More
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