Additional hearing health education.

Hearing FAQs

Clogged ears are most commonly due to a build-up of earwax. When earwax becomes impacted, it can cause discomfort, a clogged feeling, and even muffled hearing. Using a cotton swab to remove earwax should be avoided as cotton swabs can push the wax further into the ear canal, causing impaction or damage to the delicate structures of the middle ear. If you have earwax that is affecting your hearing ability, contact our office.

Earwax is a natural part of healthy ears. The amount of earwax you produce varies from person to person. Some people may not have very much wax secretion. This is normal and shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Yes, certain medications can be harmful to hearing and balance. These are called ototoxic medications and can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance problems. Certain antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other medications such as prednisone and other antidepressants can cause tinnitus. Before starting a new medication, it is important to consult with your physician about the possible side effects.

If your ears feel clogged try swallowing, yawning, or chewing gum to open your eustachian tubes. If you still feel like you can’t hear clearly, we recommend coming in for a hearing test to ensure it is not hearing loss creating the plugged sensation in your ears.

At Chappell Hearing Care Center, we carry a wide variety of hearing aids at different price points and technology levels. We will work with you to find the right hearing aid that is within your budget. We also work with select insurance providers to help you better afford hearing healthcare as well as offer Care Credit.

To discover if we accept your insurance, please contact us directly.

When hearing loss is left untreated, the brain has a difficult time “hearing” sounds and retaining information. The brain then has to work harder to hear the little it can and has to fill in the gaps. Over time, this can lead to mental fatigue, forgetfulness, and even cognitive decline. It’s important to wear hearing aids at the first signs to keep your brain active and healthy.

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