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Cerumen Impaction

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by Safer DA

(Earwax; Ear Impaction; Ear Blockage)



American Academy of Audiology

American Speech–Language–Hearing Association



Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Health Canada



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