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Should I talk to my doctor about ear disorder?

Prompt treatment of ear disorders may prevent or reduce permanent hearing loss or other complications. Many ear problems can be easily treated. For instance, ear infections may respond to medications. Tinnitus, a condition associated with ringing or buzzing in the ear, may be helped by hearing aids. Even earwax can cause pain or hearing loss and can be removed easily at your doctor's office.

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