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December 2011 content what is earwax debra swift

  1. 1. What Is Earwax? Earwax is a curious thing. Why do we have it? Do we need it? What’s its purpose? You may have wondered these things or if you haven’t, most any 9 year-old boy certainly has. Earwax is medically referred to as cerumen. It is produced by glands in theouter ear canal and its purpose is to trap dust and other smallparticles to keep them from travelling toward the eardrum andpotentially causing irritation or damage. Normally, the wax driesup and falls out of the ear on its own, along with any trappeddust or debris. If it doesn’t, it can gradually build up over timeand become impacted in the ear canal. It may then need to beremoved by an audiologist or ear specialist.Earwax impaction is a common problem. It can happen slowlyover time with a sudden onset of symptoms that includedecreased hearing, dizziness, and pain in the ear and/or tinnitus(ringing in the ear). Over-the-counter “home remedies” are anSwift Audiology And Hearing Aid Service(724) 655-4038
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