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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Gallup NM

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Gallup, NM. 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.

Walgreen Drug Stores
(505) 722-9772
1626 E Historic Highway 66
Gallup, NM
 
Alberston Market
505.722.4457 (No Pharmacy)
1702 East Hwy 66
Gallup, NM
 
Smith's Food & Drug Centers Inc
(505) 325-1774
20 Butler
Farmington, NM
 
United Drug of Hatch
(505) 267-4943
202 W Hall
Hatch, NM
 
Walgreens
(505) 262-1745
2950 Central Ave SE Ste A
Albuquerque, NM
 
Walgreens
(505) 722-9499
1870 East Highway 66
Gallup, NM
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(505) 722-9499
1870 E Historic Highway 66
Gallup, NM
 
K & M Lab & Pharmacy
(505) 828-2348
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 4C
Albuquerque, NM
 
Smith's Food & Drug Centers Inc
(505) 897-1321
8301 Golf Course Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Albertsons Supermarkets
(505) 922-7172
4665 Irving Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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