It will probably look a bit exaggerated, but the truth is that temporary hearing loss caused by ear wax can be as quite annoying as an earache itself.
My husband and my father have ear blockages constantly and they end up visiting their GP’s twice a year to solve this problem.
Nowadays, we can count on the help of mobile ear-cleaning clinics to remove the wax without the inconvenience of waiting on the list for an appointment. Plus, the service can be done on the same day sometimes.
What causes ear blockage?
Firstly, it’s important to understand that the ear wax is produced to clean and protect your ears. It lubricates our ears naturally and protects our ear canal.
It’s only considered a problem when it is produced in large quantities, provoking earache, temporary hearing loss, and other more serious infections.
Some people are more susceptible to ear blockage. It can actually affect over 5% of the population. Its cause is varied, and it can go from hard wax to a narrow ear canal or even excessive hair in the ear canal.
The good news is that ear wax removal is quite straightforward. It is usually done with micro-suction equipment that will gently vacuum the wax from your ears.
The whole process usually lasts a maximum of 20 minutes. If it doesn’t work, it can also use other instruments and eardrops to help in the procedure as well.
Should I remove ear wax by myself?
Our ear is self-cleaning. You don’t need to do any kind of maintenance! But even if you feel tempted, we should never insert cotton swabs in our ears.
It’s dangerous and can provoke severe damage to the ear canal. Again, if you feel uncomfortable with ear blockage, it’s always recommended to look for professional help.
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