Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly. If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist.

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No. The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. Read more...

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...

Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Dizziness. Extreme dizziness can be from many causes including severe infection, dehydration, increased pressure in the middle ear space, inner ear inflammation (labrynthitis), cardiac disease, stroke or TIA. An urgent care for formalized testing and in person neurological exam is likely required. Please get help. Read more...

Have ringing in both ears for 2 months and just had all ear wax cleaned out. And still ringing. How long does it take for ringing to stop?

Ringing. Probable damage to hair cells in cochlea from noise exposure. may improve over the next six months but not go away. use ear plugs/Headset when exposed to loud noise. If worsens, see ENT for audiogram. Read more...