Can Earwax Blockage Affect Balance?

Earwax is a natural substance found in ears and the occurrence of it is not often a cause for concern. However, it is advisable to pay attention to the symptoms of a buildup of excess earwax as this can lead to complications if not removed efficiently. 

Impacted earwax can lead to a variety of problems that affect your overall health, including compromised balance. An important fact to note is that our balance is controlled by the structures in our ears; fluid resides in the semicircular canals, allowing the body to detect changes in head position and movement. Our brain uses this information to cultivate balance and special orientation, however, an earwax blockage can disrupt this system, potentially resulting in issues with balance.

There are a few symptoms of impacted earwax than can affect balance such as:

Vertigo: Impacted earwax can lead to a feeling as though you are spinning, even though the physical movement is not occurring, this is known as vertigo.

Imbalance: An earwax blockage can create a feeling of imbalance when walking or changing positions.

Dizziness: A buildup of earwax can affect balance by creating a sensation of dizziness and lightheadedness due to the brain receiving unreliable signals.

Suffering with impacted earwax can severely affect your day-to-day life, but luckily there is a solution! At Ear Wax Care, we use micro-suction earwax removal – the gold standard of earwax removal – to safely and effectively remove earwax blockages. Contact us today to book an appointment and get one step closer to healthier ears.

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