Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Ear Wax Removal Treatment Cookeville TN

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Cookeville, TN. 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.

Food Lion
(931) 528-8934
377 W. Jackson St.
Cookeville, TN
Store Hours
Mon-Sun 7am-11pm

Rite-Aide
(931) 528-1565
138 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Services
Digital Prints, Immunizations, 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:12:00 - 06:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:12:00 - 06:00

Aldi
442 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 7pm

Food Lion
(931) 836-6466
281 North Spring St.
Sparta, TN
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walgreens
(931) 836-3230
483 W Bockman Way
Sparta, TN
 
Walmart Supercenter
(931) 537-3880
589 West Main Street
Algood, TN
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 #
(931) 537-3850
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kmart
(931) 526-4001
560 South Jefferson
Cookeville, TN
Departments
Pharmacy
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-9pm
Sat:8am-9pm
Sun:8am-8pm

Walgreens
(931) 525-3649
950 N. Washington Ave.
Cookeville, TN
 
Rite-Aide
(931) 836-1500
460 West Bockman Way
Sparta, TN
Services
Drive-Thru Pharmacy, Food Mart, GNC, Digital Prints, Print to Print, Immunizations, 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:08:00 - 09:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 08:00
Friday:08:00 - 08:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:12:00 - 06:00

Walmart Supercenter
(931) 738-3225
202 Sam Walton Drive
Sparta, TN
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 #
(931) 738-3340
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues  

  • Home
  • WebLog
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.

--> Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version No Comments

Leave a Comment

Name

Mail (will not be published)

Website

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Archived Entry

  • Post Date :
  • at 2:53 pm
  • Category :
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Do More :
  • You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.
Resources:
Categories:
  • American Sign Language (1)
  • Assistive Devices (79)
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) (3)
  • Balance Problems (9)
  • Cell Phones (22)
  • Cochlear Implants (18)
  • Coping Strategies (82)
  • Ear Problems (11)
  • Entertainment (11)
  • Hearing (General) (9)
  • Hearing Aids (72)
  • Hearin...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help