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Use of particular drugs such as aminoglycosides (antibiotics), cytotoxic drugs (Cancer Drugs), antimalarial drugs, and diuretics can cause hearing loss.

No. you cannot swim when you have ear infection.

There are many risk factors associated with ear infection. The most common risk factors are; untreated recurrent common cold, use of various herbs inside the ear, ear picking, improper breast feeding causing recurrent infection of the ear etc. 

The most common cause of hearing loss in children in Nepal is chronic otitis media (Ear infection)

Avoid listening to music through headphones for more than 60 minutes a day, never use music players at more than 60% of the maximum volume, use over the ear headphones and avoid listening through your earphones in loud environments.

There are two rules: First, if you have to raise your voice to talk to someone who is an arm’s length away, then the noise is likely to be hazardous. Second, if your ears are ringing or sounds seem dull or flat after leaving a noisy place, then you probably were exposed to hazardous noise.

When a person is exposed to sounds at or above 85 decibels for long or repeated periods of time.

Human hearing extends in frequency from 20 to 20,000 Hz, and in intensity from 0 dB to 120 dB HL or more.

Hearing loss is a partial or total inability to hear. Hearing loss may be present at birth or acquired at any time afterwards, may occur in one or both ears, can be temporary or permanent, sudden or progressive. In children, hearing problems can affect the ability to learn language, delay academic performance and in adults it can create difficulties with social interaction and at work.

Swallow, yawn or chew gum to open the Eustachian tubes. If this doesn't work, take a deep breath and try to blow out of your nose gently while pinching your nostrils closed and keeping your mouth shut. If you hear a popping noise, you know you have succeeded.

No, we should not use oil to lubricate our ear canal or other home remedies.

The answer is NO. Unless we're using the cotton bud to clean the very outside of your ear (the part that sticks out from your head)

Your ear canal is self-cleaning, and a little earwax actually helps to keep things like dirt and dust from getting to the important parts of the ear. There's a layer of tissue that lines your ear canal and grows outward at about the same pace as your hair and nails. Dirt, dust, and other unwanted things migrate out with wax on its own towards the outside of the ear before they can reach the area of your ear that could be damaged by them. When you use a cotton swab to clean your ear, in addition to the risk of harming the canal or eardrum, you also risk pushing the wax in further and causing more build-up and possibly impaction.

The risk factors for wax accumulation include ear canal hairs, repeated using of cotton buds to clean ear canal, hearing aids and ear plug user, bony growths such as osteoma as well as abnormally shaped ear canal

Only if it gets impacted in the ear canal. Earwax is said impacted when its accumulation in ear canal is either symptomatic (earache, hearing loss, feeling of blockage, tinnitus, dizziness, cough ) or hinders assessment of External Auditory Canal and eardrum.

It helps to remove dust, other small particles, small insects and maintains lubrication of External Auditory Canal (EAC) and possess anti-microbial properties.

Earwax or Cerumen auris is normally produced by the Sebaceous and Modified Apocrine sweat glands of the outer 3rd of the cartilaginous portion of ear canal.