Wax blockage: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Earache
  • Fullness in the ear or a sensation that the ear is plugged
  • Noises in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Partial hearing loss, may get worse

Diagnosis & Tests

During a physical examination, the health care provider will look into the ear for signs of wax blockage.Wax blockage in the ear


Review Date : 10/10/2008
Reviewed By : Alan Lipkin, MD, Otolaryngologist, Private Practice, Denver, Colorado. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc

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