All ears have wax. A little wax is good. It keeps your ears moist, repels bugs, and prevents infections from bacteria and germs. Some ears produce too much wax. It builds up and blocks your hearing ability.
Removing earwax is not a do-it-yourself project. Q-tips usually just push the wax deeper inside your ear making it even harder to remove. Never, ever try ear candling. Burns are all too common and the wax you see is from the candle, not your ears. In addition, even over-the-counter earwax removal kits are a problem. How do you know if it worked? You can’t see what you’re doing down there.
There are different kinds of earwax. Some wax is soft and gooey, some hard and impacted, some flaky and loose.
Moreover, there are different methods to remove earwax: suction, curettes, flushing, and more. The audiologists at Hearing Health Center are expertly trained in every method, utilize the best one for the type and amount of earwax, and the one most gentle for your comfort.