Earwax is produced by the glands in the ear canal. While it can be painful and problematic in large amounts, it actually plays a vital role in protecting your ears from bacteria, dust, water and other irritants. It’s completely natural and helps your ears self-clean. Most of the time, you won’t even be aware it’s there.
Earwax only becomes a problem when a significant build-up causes a blockage. Where this happens, it can cause pain, itchiness and hearing loss and may need removing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to call our hearing team. We can assess the problem and provide advice and recommendations for the most appropriate treatment.