Earwax is a natural substance produced by your ears. It exists to help clean, lubricate, and protect the ear canal. In most instances, earwax doesn’t cause any problems; however, when your ears produce too much wax or the wax gets pushed too far into your ear canal, it’s known as blockage or impaction.
Causes of Earwax Blockage:
Using Q-Tips, bobby pins, or other objects to clean your ears tends to push wax deeper into the ear canal. Other causes include use of hearing aids or earplugs. Some people just produce a lot of wax and need regular cleanings.
Symptoms of Earwax Blockage:
Common symptoms include mild ear pain, hearing loss, plugged or fullness sensation, ringing in the ear(s), or itching and drainage from the ear canal.
You will not be put under anesthesia. You will be able to leave as soon as the procedure is over.
It’s very uncommon for patients to experience pain during the procedure, so while you may experience minor discomfort, you won’t need any painkillers.
You will experience relief from your symptoms immediately, including the treatment of partial hearing loss.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*