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    What does it mean if you wake up and cannot hear out of one ear?
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    Have you had a cold? I had a cold up and woke up with pain in my ears and couldn't hear as well. I went to the doctors and they said the throat, ears and nose are connected so it's common with a cold even though I've never experienced it before.
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    (Original post by Abbie43)
    What does it mean if you wake up and cannot hear out of one ear?
    Probably either that your sinuses are blocked a bit from a cold or that you have a build up of wax in your ear. Unless you happen to have slept in a plane or heading up a mountain in which case pressure change would be a likely culprit.
    As long as you don't have any pain or heat in your ear I'd either wait it out if you've had a cold recently/ still have one or pop to a pharmacy or big supermarket and get some olive oil drops to soften any wax in there and help it slip out.
    Just don't poke around with anything like cotton buds or your finger foods you could push and wax back and make the blockage worse or even damage your ear drum.


    Things should improve in a few days, but if they don't you can call your GP surgery and book something to have them looked at and check what's going on. You can also pop into a pharmacy for advice. They're usually good with kinda day to day stuff like this.

    Hope that helps and that your ears clear up soon.
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    Thank you very much, I don’t get it because i clean out my ears every day and night, i’m only 15 and I experience this every morning I wake up, it’s horrible.
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    (Original post by Abbie43)
    Thank you very much, I don’t get it because i clean out my ears every day and night, i’m only 15 and I experience this every morning I wake up, it’s horrible.
    If this is a regular thing I suggest you see your GP. Might be that you have a sinus issue or something. They should be able to help you with it or at least find out what's causing it.
    In the meantime and in general I suggest you stop cleaning out your ears so much. They need some wax in them to function properly. The majority of your body is self cleaning so unless that natural cleaning process is somehow hindered it can actually be worse for you to try to take over. With your ears it can push things back, throw off the balance of wax that helps your ears or otherwise damage or hinder the delicate stuff going on in there. Best to just let your body do it's thing.
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    (Original post by Abbie43)
    Thank you very much, I don’t get it because i clean out my ears every day and night, i’m only 15 and I experience this every morning I wake up, it’s horrible.
    You shouldn't need to clean out your ears that regularly, and if you have a medical reason for it, it should only be done by a professional. My dad used to clean out his own ears until he gave himself vertigo by hurting the membranes in his ear canal.

    It isn't normal to wake up everyday with hearing loss, so go to see your GP so they can have a proper look.
 
 
 
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