This site was created to provide all those suffering with the often unsettling problem of ear wax build up and its related issues, with a clear, concise yet fully comprehensive resource of the causes, most effective home and professional treatments, and the best ways to prevent ear wax blockage issues from occurring in the first place. With approximately five percent of healthy adults and 10 percent of children affected by the problem, ear wax impaction is the most common ear issue in the world today (Roeser & Ballachanda, 1997). Statistics for the elderly and learning disabled are even higher.
Temporarily impaired hearing is probably the most common complaint of those with excessive ear wax. Annoying – yes – but the presence of an ear wax clog can in fact place a person at higher risk for developing significantly more serious complications, ranging from mild tinnitus to otitis interna, or inner ear infection. The latter can not only cause pain but can also damage the ear, leading to permanent hearing loss. What’s more is many treatments presented as safe home remedies are ineffective at best, while some can potentially cause considerable damage to the person attempting them. This site intends to provide information on these procedures as well to hopefully steer as many people, especially children, away from them.
Hearing is a sensory gift to be both cherished and protected. Touch is actually related to hearing in that both rely on mechanical sensation. Both detect vibrations of molecules in air, water or solids and translate them into electrical signals the brain processes. It is therefore understandable that when a problem arises that affects such a vital means by which we experience the world, we become highly anxious and want the problem solved immediately. Thankfully, in the vast majority of cases, excessive ear wax is a simple problem to solve, requiring either a short visit to your GP or ear nose and throat specialist, or a home treatment protocol that has been proven effective.
I hope you find the information you are looking for here at EarWaxBuildUp.net and that you have done so before any more serious damage has been done to your ears. Please do however note that the material presented on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional. Always follow the guidance of your health care practitioner carefully even if it is in opposition to the recommendations provided here. The author of this site cannot be held liable for any harm caused by the use of the information on this site.
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Roeser, R. J. & Ballachanda, B. B., 1997, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Anthropology/Epidemiology of Human Ear Canal Secretions, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 8, 391-400