Syringing Ears

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    1. Dave D
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      Dave D Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Hello,

      Do you know anything about the odds of syringing ears helping to either fix or subdue tinnitus? My tinnitus primarily came from going to gigs, but is there a chance it could help? As i have heard some say it made theirs worse.
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

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      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      If your ears are truly occluded or impacted with cerumen, then it is advisable to have it removed - but I am not a fan of syringing, which is a blind procedure. Rather, cerumen removal should be done using the proper instruments under direct vision by an experienced audiologist or ENT.

      A little bit of cerumen is normal and should be left alone. Migration of cerumen along the ear canal is the mechanism by which the ear clears itself of debris.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       

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