How Can I Tell If My Earwax Is Impacted?

Taking the time to pay attention to your earwax production is an imperative step you can take to maintain optimal ear health. Earwax is a natural substance that is usually nothing to be alarmed about, however, a buildup of earwax can lead to complications. If you are wondering how you can tell if your earwax is impacted, keep on reading:

Feeling of Fullness: A quick way to notice if your earwax is impacted is by paying attention to any feelings of ear fullness or blockage. Feeling a “plugged” sensation or a sense of pressure is often a telltale sign of impacted earwax.

Earache: Feelings of pain or discomfort can be an indication of an earwax blockage. The impacted earwax can cause pressure, resulting in an aching sensation.

Hearing Loss: Experiencing a decrease in hearing clarity is an easy way of assessing whether you have impacted earwax. The earwax blockage can disrupt sound waves from reaching the ear canal, causing gradual or sudden hearing loss.

Dizziness: the vestibular system is responsible for maintaining balance of the body; impacted earwax can disrupt this, leading to dizziness, imbalance, and vertigo.

Tinnitus: A buildup of earwax can sometimes lead to tinnitus (persistent buzzing or ringing in the ear). These sounds are often a clear indicator of impacted earwax.

If you are suffering as a result of any of these symptoms, professional earwax removal can help remove impacted earwax, helping to alleviate the symptoms effectively. Contact our NHS-trained audiologists today and allow Ear Wax Care to help improve your ear health.

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