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Doctor insights on: Could Too Much Earwax Lead To Permanent Hearing Problems

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Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

No: Never say never, but ear wax impaction does not cause permanent hearing loss - only temporary loss until the wax is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Hearing problems from ear wax excess? How to rid wax at home?

Hearing problems from ear wax excess?  How to rid wax at home?

Hydrogen peroxide: At home, never use q-tips. Try using hydrogen peroxide 3% ( a dropper full) 4 times a day for a week. If that does not help, see an ENT doctor for proper irrigation particularly if you have impacted wax. ...Read more

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Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with. ...Read more

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What can I do for hearing problems?

What can I do for hearing problems?

See ENT doctor: Hearing loss can be caused by many different things. See ENT doctor and have hearing test by audiologist to determine cause? Which will dictate treatment. ...Read more

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I would like help with my hearing problems?

I would like help with my hearing problems?

See a specialist: Without more specific information about the nature of your problem, it's hard to make recommendations. I suggest you see an ENT doctor and have a hearing test and have your ears examined. Then, specific recommendations can be made ...Read more

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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Scotch
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Hearing Difficulties (Definition)

Hearing difficulties are clinical findings in which a person experiences difficulty hearing. This is common with aging, where hearing of high pitched sounds ...Read more