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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hello how are you? i have been told i have a narrow ear canal, suffer from wax but still don't think i hear well even after i have them syringed. my question is could having a narrow ear canal affect hearing?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
If blocked with Wax: Yes, will affect your hearing. Prevent wax formation by regular cleaning . You need to see ENT doctor first to check if you have any unrelated hearing loss and second will teach you how to prevent wax accumulation and keep ear canal clean

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Last updated Oct 24, 2016

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