A buildup of earwax like this is called an impaction, and it can affect your hearing.
People who wear earplugs or hearing aids are more susceptible to impaction.
Symptoms of an impaction include a cough, dizziness, ringing in the affected ear, an odor coming from the affected ear or an ache in the affected ear.
According to healthline.com, the safest way to remove earwax is to see your doctor.
Cotton swabs may just push the wax further down the ear canal. You can try some over the counter earwax softeners at home.
If they don’t work, see your doctor! Don’t be like this guy!
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