Unclogging the Mystery: Why Your Ears Have Been Blocked for Days

Written by Mr Awajimijana Otana

Awajimijana Otana is the Director of Audiology at Verified Hearing. He leads the team of audiologists who provide you the 5-star hearing service you experience each time you visit us. His professional body (The British Academy of Audiology) has recognised him with national awards for his exceptional contribution to the clinical practice and research within Audiology in the UK.

January 18, 2023

Have you been struggling with blocked ears for days on end? Are you tired of trying home remedies and over-the-counter products with no luck? It might be time to seek professional help.

There are several potential causes for persistent ear blockages. One possibility is an ear infection. Ear infections can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, sinus issues, and even the common cold. They can be accompanied by symptoms such as pain, discharge, and dizziness.

Another cause of blocked ears could be excess earwax. While earwax is a natural and necessary part of the ear’s defense system, it can sometimes build up and block the ear canal. This can be especially common in individuals who use cotton swabs or other objects to clean their ears, as this can push the wax further down into the ear rather than removing it.

There is also the possibility of a foreign object being stuck in the ear. Children may accidentally insert small objects into their ears while exploring their surroundings. This can cause blockages and discomfort.

It’s important to address persistent ear blockages as soon as possible, as they can lead to hearing loss and other complications if left untreated. If you have been dealing with blocked ears for more than a few days, it’s time to visit a professional for ear wax removal. At Verified Hearing, our team of expert audiologists can determine the cause of your ear blockages and provide the appropriate treatment. Don’t let blocked ears ruin your day any longer – make an appointment with us today.

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