Did you know that cerumen, or ear wax, has antibacterial and antifungal properties? Or that it helps protect the skin inside your ear canal? Or that it helps repel insects?
So it really is a good thing to have some wax in your canal. In some people, though, wax can build up and block the ear canal, causing hearing problems, dizziness, pain or ringing in the ear. The old adage of never sticking anything in your ear smaller than your elbow is still true today.
At Franklin Hearing Center, an audiologist can remove excess wax and talk to you about ways to avoid future buildup.