Ear wax is a common phenomena and is actually essential for normal and healthy functioning of the ear canal. Ear wax protects the ear from dust, foreign particles, and microorganisms which keeps sensitive parts of the canal protected and under normal circumstances ear wax makes its way outside and is washed away. However in some cases ear wax can build up in the ear canal causing hearing-related and other health issues.
Here are common signs of excessive ear wax build up in your ear that you shouldn’t ignore:
1Sudden or Partial Hearing Loss
Excessive ear wax buildup can cause sudden or partial hearing loss as the sound waves would not be able to travel through the ears as with normal functioning. Partial hearing loss could be sudden, frequent and without let up. In such cases, it is always advisable to visit a ENT specialist at the earliest.