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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Lebanon OR

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Lebanon, OR. 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.

Pill Box of Lebanon
(541) 259-1225
185 S Main St
Lebanon, OR
 
Medicine Shoppe The
(541) 928-4591
1139 Santiam Hwy SE
Albany, OR
 
Lemar's Santiam Drug Pharmacy
(541) 367-3784
1530 Main St
Sweet Home, OR
 
Groves Pharmacy
(541) 367-2149
1301 Main St
Sweet Home, OR
 
Stayton Pharmacy
(503) 769-2616
935 N 1st Ave
Stayton, OR
 
Pill Box Health Center
(541) 258-8070
41 E Carolina St
Lebanon, OR
 
Walgreen Drug Stores
(541) 926-1310
1700 Pacific Blvd SE
Albany, OR
 
Elm Street Pharmacy
(541) 812-5070
1010 7th Ave SW
Albany, OR
 
Sublimity Pharmacy Services
(503) 769-4344
102 Martin Dr
Stayton, OR
 
Walgreens
(541) 451-3502
3300 Burdell Blvd
Lebanon, OR
 

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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