The cause of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is often not clear. It usually is in one ear.
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Middle ear fluid is a very common cause of a failed newborn hearing screen and is found in about six out of every 10 children who fail.
Also called ear fluid, OME can affect your child’s ability to hear normally. This information will help you better understand how ear fluid might affect your child.
Ear fluid, or OME, occurs in the middle ear. The middle ear is an air-filled space just behind the eardrum.
Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide drops or irrigation can help reduce earwax buildup. But avoid putting any objects in the ears.
Most people do not need a regular schedule for preventing earwax buildup. Some people may need to have their ears cleaned at times.
Earwax (cerumen) is normal. Earwax that does not cause symptoms or block the ear canal should be left alone.