Earwax is vital to your hearing health!

Although many think of it as a mess to be cleaned away, earwax plays a vital role to the health of your ears, and by extension, your hearing. When it comes to keeping your ears moist and preventing dust and debris from getting into your ear canal, ear wax is your best bet.

Why do you need ear wax? 

Woman is picking his ear

It’s important to know that earwax naturally replenishes as it dries up and works its way out of your ears, so if you have a small amount coming out of your ears, it likely means your ears are working properly! That said, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Earwax can become impacted for a number of reasons, causing a blockage of the ear canal. This can often happen when you try to clean out your ears with cotton swabs or other small items. Symptoms include dizziness, ringing in the ears, trouble hearing, pain, itchiness, or excess ear canal drainage.

If you or a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of impacted earwax, please do not use cotton swabs, ear candles to clean your ears. Instead, contact Sound Hearing Care for an appointment today. With 4 convenient hearing treatment locations including Simpsonville, Greer, Travelers Rest, and Greenville, Sound Hearing Care is sure to have a convenient location near you or your loved one!