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Can earwax build up cause hearing loss and loss of balance.?

Can earwax build up cause hearing loss and loss of balance.?

Hearing loss yes: Wax impaction does not cause problems with balance although it certainly can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Patt
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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Ear wax: Usually you get some pain or decreased hearing but dizziness and tinnitus (ear ringing) can also occur. Try flushing with water. You can also mix hydrogen peroxide with water (1 part hydrogen peroxide and 9 parts water). If this doesn't work, you might need manual removal by a doc. ...Read more

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Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Possibly: Hearing loss with meniere's disease is usually fluctuating, meaning it can come and go. A trial of a hearing aid is worthwhile to see if it will help. There is a 30 day trial period where ever you choose to go for a fitting. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, black out, and loss of hearing?

What can cause dizziness, black out, and loss of hearing?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Lose of balance and ringing in the ears?

Lose of balance and ringing in the ears?

See ENT: Would see an ent. You may have meniere's or something more. He can do tests to see what the cause could be. ...Read more

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Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Don't overtake Ned's: While calcium is frequently beneficial, it like all meds, need to be taken according to necessity and proper dosing. Too much of anything is bad. ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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Can antacids cause a build up of calcium in inner ear and cause bppv or vertigo or dizziness?

Can antacids cause a build up of calcium in inner ear and cause bppv or vertigo or dizziness?

Calcium deposit: No, there are no reported cases of high calcium leading to deposits on the inner ear, and vertigo. Bppv is also not caused by high calcium levels. ...Read more

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How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

How does a buildup of ear wax cause dizziness?

It should not: Wax buildup will decrease the ability to hear sounds but should not cause dizziness. The dizzy sensation is usually from the semi-circular canals of the ear or from deep brainstem structures. Ear wax can easily be removed to see if the symptoms improve. Probably they will not, and other causes will need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can a middle ear infection cause temporary or permanent loss of taste and smell?

Can a middle ear infection cause temporary or permanent loss of taste and smell?

Middle ear infection: A middle ear infection can cause temporary hearing loss but I have not come across any article linking it with loss of taste or smell. Just pose your question again to see if other doctors have seen that association. ...Read more

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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read more

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Can having too much earwax build up cause a ringing sound in your ear?

Can having too much earwax build up cause a ringing sound in your ear?

Ear Wax & Tinnitus: Greetings. Yes, a buildup of ear wax can cause new onset of ringing or tinnitus. ...Read more

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Can a sudden weight change from diuretic cause a loss of balance?

Yes: Diuretics don't get rid of fat, they just cause you to urinate out more water, and can therefore cause dehydration. When you are dehydrated, blood volume is reduced (less water in the bloodstream), so sudden position changes can easily cause a drop in blood pressure ("orthostatic hypotension"), which can cause lightheadedness, loss of balance, and even possibly passing out. ...Read more

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What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

Many things: Wax, fluid, age, noise. If hearing is significantly different from opposite ear needs exam with hearing test and possible MRI ...Read more

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