Some earwax in your ears is essential to how well your ears’ function. Earwax is produced naturally in your ear canals and, despite what you may think, is very useful. It helps clean your ears and acts as a barrier against dirt and debris that could damage your inner ears. Recent studies have even shown that earwax may contain antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Earwax normally works its way out of your ear canals to your outer ear where it then dries up and falls out on its own. This makes room for new, fresher wax to be produced. This natural process is constantly occurring, even now while you’re reading this!
Sometimes, though, earwax doesn’t push itself out of your ear canal the way it’s supposed to. This causes a blockage to occur that can impact your equilibrium and hearing. If you suspect that your ear has become blocked by excessive wax, it’s important to treat it correctly. Minor blockages may be able to be cleared at home with special ear drops or drops of oil. More serious blockages will need to be handled by a professional, like through Touchwood Pharmacy’s ear microsuction service in Lichfield.
Excessive Ear Wax Symptoms
Sudden hearing loss with no obvious cause can sometimes be attributed to your ears having a build-up of ear wax. The wax prevents sounds from reaching you as well and can make it harder to hear, or make sounds seem more muffled.
Other symptoms of excessive earwax are:
- Ear pain
- Ear discharge
- Balance issues
- Ear infection
- Ringing in the ears
Does Your Hearing Improve After Ear Microsuction?
Ear microsuction is widely regarded as the safest way to remove a build-up of ear wax. Any symptoms you were experiencing should clear up quickly after your appointment, including hearing loss. You might feel a little dizzy afterward, but this will go away once your ears adjust.
Improve your hearing and ear health by booking an appointment with Touchwood Pharmacy for effective ear microsuction in Leighton Buzzard and Hanwell. Convenient appointments are also available for ear microsuction in Bromley. Book an appointment today on our online portal for a time and place that suits you.