Can lifestyle factors influence the rate of ear wax build-up?

Earwax has a variety of benefits; everyone has it and it is usually not a cause for concern. However, excessive earwax can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms such as hearing loss, vertigo, earache, and tinnitus. If you want to take care of your ear health and are wondering if lifestyle factors influence the rate of earwax buildup, we’ve got the answers for you! Keep on reading to learn about some of these factors:

Headphones and Earplugs: Using headphones and earplugs regularly can interrupt the ears’ natural self-cleaning mechanisms. The use of such items can prevent earwax from migrating out of the ear canal, thus resulting in blockages. To make matters worse, using earphones and earplugs can increase earwax by introducing dirt and bacteria into the ear canal.

Hygiene Habits: Using improper cleaning techniques and not cleaning the outer ear regularly can increase earwax accumulation. Additionally, using tools such as bobby pins and cotton swabs to clean out earwax can often impact the earwax further, resulting in undesirable symptoms.

Submerging Ears in Water: When taking part in activities like swimming or when showering frequently, moisture can easily enter the ear, softening the earwax and resulting in more accumulation. In some cases, water can get trapped deep within the ear canal, creating an environment for infections.

If you are suffering from impacted earwax, our micro-suction earwax removal can safely and efficiently remove the blockage and relieve the symptoms. Contact us today or visit our home page for more information.

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