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How do I remove earwax?

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Rebecca Gomer, AuD
In ideal situations, the ear canal should not need to be cleaned as cerumen (earwax) acts as a self cleaning and lubricating agent in the healthy ear.  However, at times the canal will develop an abundance of cerumen that will need to be removed.  Especially if you are experiencing pain, loss of hearing in that ear, itching or odor from the ear canal, or... Read more

If removing earwax does not improve my hearing, what is the next step?

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Kristen Armstrong, AuD
You should visit an audiologist to have your hearing evaluated. If your hearing decreased suddenly, it is a medical emergency and you should contact an ENT right away.