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I have had unilateral hearing loss for five years. During this time the ear affected has produced no earwax. Why? A blockage maybe?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: May be unrelated

First it is important to determine the cause of your unilateral hearing loss.
A deep plug of impacted wax could be a cause, but you need a thorough exam, complete hearing evaluation, and professional assessment of these results. It would be a mistake to assume the hearing loss is due to wax blockage. The loss of hearing in one ear can be a signal of more serious conditions and needs evaluation.

In brief: May be unrelated

First it is important to determine the cause of your unilateral hearing loss.
A deep plug of impacted wax could be a cause, but you need a thorough exam, complete hearing evaluation, and professional assessment of these results. It would be a mistake to assume the hearing loss is due to wax blockage. The loss of hearing in one ear can be a signal of more serious conditions and needs evaluation.
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