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Cerumen, commonly known as earwax, is a naturally occurring substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It serves several important functions, including protecting the ear canal from dust, debris, and microbial invaders, as well as lubricating the ear canal. However, sometimes cerumen can build up and lead to symptoms or impair hearing, necessitating cerumen management or ear cleaning.

key points about cerumen management and ear cleaning
  1. Symptoms of Cerumen Build-Up:
    Excessive cerumen can cause various symptoms, including reduced hearing, a feeling of fullness in the ear, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), dizziness, and ear pain.
  2. Self-Cleaning Mechanism:
    In most cases, the ear is self-cleaning. As the jaw moves, earwax gradually moves from the ear canal to the ear opening, where it dries up and falls out naturally. This self-cleaning process usually keeps the earwax at an appropriate level.
  3. When to Seek Cerumen Management:
    Cerumen buildup may require professional management when it causes significant symptoms or if an individual's ears produce more earwax than usual. It's essential to consult a healthcare provider or an audiologist for proper assessment and management.
  4. Methods for Cerumen Management:
    Healthcare professionals use a method called Ear Irrigation. This involves flushing the ear canal with warm water to dislodge and remove excess cerumen. It is a common method used by healthcare providers.
an audiologist is cleaning patient's ear
  1. Do's and Don'ts:
    It's important not to insert objects like cotton swabs or any sharp implements into the ear canal, as this can push earwax further down and potentially damage the eardrum.  If you suspect a perforated eardrum, an ear infection, or if you have a history of ear problems, consult a healthcare professional before attempting any ear cleaning.
  2. Prevention:
    You can reduce the risk of cerumen build-up by avoiding the use of cotton swabs or other objects in the ear canal. Additionally, wearing earplugs or hearing aids can sometimes lead to cerumen accumulation, so regular cleaning or maintenance may be necessary in such cases.

Cerumen management or ear cleaning should be conducted with caution and by trained professionals to avoid injury or complications. We happily provide this service utilizing manual extraction methods that are sure to be easy and pain-free.