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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Fort Wayne IN

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Fort Wayne, IN. 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.

Cvs Pharmacy
(260) 485-7998
6220 Saint Joseph Center
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Reliable Drug Stores
(574) 293-6575
1712 S Nappanee
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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(260) 471-1889
2614 W State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(260) 482-5428
330 W State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
The Medicine Shoppe
(260) 483-3169
2803 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Kroger
(260) 456-4736
Southgate Plz
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(260) 484-8542
923 NW Bus Ctr
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Keltsch Pharmacy
(260) 426-4487
1125 W State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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(260) 483-3185
4120 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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(260) 483-2174
3105 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 

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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