Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Impaired hearing in one ear due to high-pitched ringing post using earwax removal drops. Remedy?

I can t hear in my left ear at all. The only thing I can hear from it is a very loud, high-pitched, constant ringing noise. I ve been to the doctor, but she said there was nothing wrong with it. It ended up like this after I used earwax removal drops to get the ear wax out of it since it was blocking my hearing beforehand. Do you have any idea why it s like this and what I can do to fix it?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  82
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM

Hearing loud, high pitched and constant ringing noise in ears indicates some pathology/ problem in ear- inner ear or in the pathway of hearing.
You need to get a complete ear examination.
In case there in wax impacted in the ear canal, it can be removed by syringing.
In case the ear canal is clear, inner ear needs to be investigated by tuning fork tests and audiometry.

Consult your ENT specialist as the hearing loss can aggravate if not investigated in time
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
ENT Specialist Dr. A.K. Srivastava's  Response
HI I have gone through your mail and as you have said that you have loss of hearing from your left ear after use of wax softener ear drop. After listening your this story I am suspecting that wax in your ear is now swollen up thus the wax had now covered the ear drum,but you have also said that you have already met a doctor who said every thing is OK in your ear,is she E.N.T.specialist?.If not than please consult an E.N.T.specialist for clinical examination of ear,on examination if wax is diagnosed than you will be alright just after removal of wax on the other hand if your ear is found clean than you will be advice for hearing tests like-Pure tone audiometry, and Impedance audiometry to find out the real cause of hearing loss.Thanks.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor