When the ear does not produce enough earwax, a person may not be able to hear out of that particular ear, according to Healthline. Earwax filters dust, keeps the ears clean and helps to protect the ears from infection, s... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Earwax needs to be cleaned out if there are signs of an earwax impaction, according to WebMD. Some symptoms of an earwax impaction are decreased hearing, dizziness, a plugged sensation, ear pain, ringing and itchiness. S... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

An earwax blockage or impaction occurs when you push the substance further into your ear rather than removing it. Cotton swabs, earplugs, hearing aids and small ear canals cause most earwax blockages. A liquid flushing s... More » Beauty & Fashion Hygiene
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According to the Mayo Clinic, causes of hearing loss in one ear include infections, a ruptured eardrum and a build-up of earwax. Factors for general hearing loss in one or both of the ears include occupational noises, ag... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Causes of tinnitus or noise in the ear include age-related hearing loss, ear bone changes, earwax blockage, exposure to loud noises and temporomandibular joint disorders, notes Mayo Clinic. There are several medications ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

To remove earwax, doctors irrigate the affected ear by injecting water or a solution consisting of water and saline into the ear using a syringe-like tool, explains Healthline. Before performing the procedure, doctors de... More » Health Conditions & Diseases