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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Boone NC

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Boone, NC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear wax removal treatment, earwax removal supplies, ear candling, ear drops, and ear cleaners, as well as advice and content on ear wax build-up, ear infections, and hearing loss.

Walmart
(828) 262-0254
200 Watauga Village Drive
Boone, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(828) 262-0383
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walgreens
(828) 268-0727
2184 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC
 
Food Lion
(828) 264-9373
1864 Old Hwy 421 S
Boone, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(828) 295-7585
175 Hwy 321 Bypass
Blowing Rock, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(828) 898-6318
3555 Tynecastle Hwy
Banner Elk, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7-12 MIDNIGHT

Kmart
(828) 264-1901
1620 Blowing Rock Ro
Boone, NC
Departments
Pharmacy
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-10pm
Sat:8am-10pm
Sun:8am-10pm

Rite-Aide
(828) 264-4751
240 Shadowline Drive
Boone, NC
Services
Food Mart, Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Lab, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:08:00 - 09:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Ingles Markets
(828) 265-1913
575 Hwy 105
Boone, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 11:00pm

Rite-Aide
(828) 898-8971
4059 Nc State Hwy 105 South
Sugar Mountain, NC
Services
Digital Prints, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:08:00 - 09:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 09:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Ingles Markets
(336) 246-2804
0 Ashemont Dr.
West Jefferson, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 11:00pm

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

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October 27, 2008: 2:53 pm: Dr. Neil Sudden Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady wrote:

I read your article [" Sudden Hearing Loss Is a Medical Emergency "]Â as I am suffering a single-ear hearing loss. It started two days ago when I woke up. It felt like something was blocking my left ear. It was not very severe though. But today when I woke up, the hearing loss became intense. I read about how to hum and listen to it. I hear the hum louder in the blocked ear, so it’s not a serious problem (according to your article). But the weird thing is that I do not have cold at the moment, so how come that I have a blocked ear? Any suggestions for me?

Although an ear plugged by a cold is one common cause of hearing loss such as you describe, my first reaction is that your sudden hearing loss was likely caused by excess wax in your ear canals. Probably what happened is that a bunch of it fell off the sides of the ear canal and now has blocked off the whole ear canal causing the hearing loss. I’d suggest you have your doctor check out your ear canals and remove any excess wax if he finds any. Hopefully, that will solve your problem.

A few days later this lady confirmed my suspicions. She wrote: “I went to my doctor and he checked my left ear. He said that it was all wax. He told me to pour some warmed olive oil into my left ear and let it soften the wax inside my ear. I did this three times before coming back again the next day. He then performed a suction to my left ear and finally all the wax came out and I can hear very clearly now. He told me to regularly clean my ears to make sure it does not happen again.”

This incident is an example of where the “hum test” (see the above article link) comes in very useful for separating sudden hearing loss conditions that are true emergencies from those that are not. Although scary, sudden hearing loss does not always have dire consequences attached that require immediate treatment. It can be something as simple as ear wax blocking your ear canal. However, if in doubt, seek professional help immediately.

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