Find out the connection between hearing loss and blocked ears
Hearing loss and blocked ears can be related, as a blockage in the ear can interfere with the sound transmission and lead to a decrease in hearing ability. If you’re experiencing hearing loss along with blocked ears, it’s important to address the underlying cause of the blockage to restore your hearing.
Here are some ways to relieve blocked ears and improve hearing:
- Use ear drops: Over-the-counter ear drops can help soften and loosen earwax or other blockages, making them easier to remove.
- Try irrigation: Flushing the ear with warm water can help remove earwax and other debris that may be causing the blockage. It’s important to use caution when doing this and to avoid using too much pressure, as this can damage the ear canal.
- Seek medical attention: If you’ve tried home remedies and are still experiencing blocked ears and hearing loss, it’s important to see a doctor. They can examine your ear and recommend a treatment plan.
- Consider hearing aids: If your hearing loss is more severe or permanent, hearing aids can help amplify sound and improve your ability to hear.
- Practice good ear hygiene: To prevent future blockages and hearing loss, it’s important to practice good ear hygiene. This includes avoiding using cotton swabs or other objects in your ear, protecting your ears from loud noises, and keeping your ears dry.
A safe and pain-free solution to unblocking your ear canal is through Micro-suctioning, this is a common earwax removal technique that is performed by trained medical professionals, such as an audiologist. During the procedure, a small, handheld suction device is used to gently and safely remove earwax and other debris from the ear canal.
One of the main benefits of micro-suctioning is that it is a safe and pain-free method of earwax removal. Unlike other methods, such as ear candling or using cotton swabs, micro-suctioning does not carry the risk of damaging the ear canal or causing further blockages.
Additionally, micro-suctioning is a quick and effective procedure that can be performed in an audiologist’s clinic. Before performing micro-suctioning, the Audiologist will examine the ear to determine the extent of the blockage and ensure that the procedure is safe to perform. They may also use an otoscope to examine the ear canal and monitor the suctioning process.
Overall, micro-suctioning is a safe and effective method of removing earwax and other blockages from the ear canal. If you are experiencing symptoms such as hearing loss, ear pain, or tinnitus (ringing in the ears), it’s important to see a doctor or audiologist who can recommend the best treatment options for your specific needs.
By taking these steps, you can unblock your ears and improve your hearing. If you’re unsure about the cause of your hearing loss or have concerns about your ear health, be sure to contact us at 1300 768 108.
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