Do you suffer from excess Ear Wax? 

Ear wax  (Cerumen) protects your ear and the skin around the ear,  from dust, foreign particles, microorganisms and water.

Earwax is produced by the ear to clean and protect itself. It’s secreted by glands in the skin that line the outer half of your ear canals. The wax and tiny hairs in these passages trap dust, skin debris and other foreign particles that could damage deeper structures.

Cleaning inside the ear isn’t necessary as most of the wax washes away naturally. In fact cleaning inside the ears can cause the wax to be pushed deeper, impacting the wax, blocking the ear and causing temporary hearing loss.

Other causes include: frequent use of earphones and hearing aids. Both of these prevent the natural cycle of wax removal from the inner to the outer ear. Over 60% of hearing aids sent back because they were supposedly faulty, have in fact been found to be because of wax blocking the canal.   

Typical symptoms of excess wax:

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