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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hearing loss. irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. any ideas doc? it's reoccurring, found out the other day i suffered /w bad ears as a baby.

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See ENT: You most likely have a cerumen impaction (earwax build-up). Even though you tried some outpatient therapies for ear wax build-up it is still most likely. I would see ENT though so they can assess the cause of the hearing loss. If you don't have a cerumen impaction then there can be a more significant cause of your hearing loss. Not sure what "suffered with bad ears as a baby" means.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2014

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