Itching, painful ears, hearing loss, ringing in the ears or muffled sounds could be a sign of ear wax build-up.1
What is wax?
Cerumen (ear wax) is formed naturally by the body. However ear wax that is not causing symptoms or blocking the ear canal should be left alone.1, 2
Why do we need wax?
Ear wax is important as it cleans, protects and
lubricates the ear canal.1
What happens when there is too much ear wax?
Although ear wax has an important function, it can become
impacted (dry, hard wax that is difficult to remove),
resulting in ear wax blocking the ear.1, 2