It’s amazing what we found in the ears on a recent humanitarian trip to Turks and Caicos.

Three kids had broken Q-tips in their ears – one had even gone to the hospital in pain weeks ago but was only given ear drops.

We extracted items, including seashells, beads, and even insects.

In one day, we excised excessive wax from 27 children.

The good news: when the wax and objects were taken out, their hearing became normal without the need for aids.

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Deborah Clark, Au.D.

Dr. Deborah Clark has been with Pacific Hearing Service since 1998. In January 2008, she became co-owner working first in the Menlo Park office and now managing the Los Altos office. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Board of Audiology. She was on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association from 2010 – 2013, and served as Vice President.