What Causes Ear Wax Build Up

Ear wax is a substance that is created by the body – it plays a fundamental part in keeping our ears safe. It’s not necessarily something to be cautious of as everyone has it, however, it is important to take care of your ears to avoid the side effects of a build-up of ear wax.

Ear wax has antibacterial and lubricating properties – It prevents infections and damage to the ear canal by trapping dust and debris. On the other hand, a build-up of it can have detrimental effects on your health. It can lead to many side effects such as earache, tinnitus, and even partial hearing loss, so it’s advised to take preventative measures to avoid this.

A build-up of ear wax can be caused by a variety of factors – some more preventative than others. Causes include having narrow or damaged ear canals, ageing of the skin and loss of elasticity, and excessive hair in your ear canals. It also commonly occurs when a person attempts to clean their ears themselves using a cotton earbud, which usually pushes the wax deeper rather than removing it; which is why it is best to leave it to the professionals.

Getting ear wax removed by qualified audiologists is important if you want to prioritise your ear health. The process is safe and quick and will leave with the peace of mind that you have taken a proactive approach to improving your health.

Contact us today on 0330 1334 882 for more information and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you with any queries. Alternatively, you can contact us via our online form https://earwaxcare.co.uk/contact/.

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