impacted cerumen


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impacted cerumen

accumulated cerumen forming a solid mass that adheres to the wall of the external auditory canal.
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The role that impacted cerumen plays in deafness is disputed.
In our study, we found no correlation between the incidence of impacted cerumen and age.
Impacted cerumen as a reason for failure in hearing conservation programs.
In this article, we describe our evaluation of the safety and efficacy of Sofenz in the treatment of patients with excessive or impacted cerumen in the external auditory canal.
0%), aged 2 to 93 years (mean: 56 [+ or -] 22)--who had excessive or impacted cerumen that had caused a partial or complete occlusion of at least one ear canal.
Patients with any abnormality of the study ear other than impacted cerumen had been excluded from participation.
Impacted cerumen is a common cause of temporary hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness.