What is The Purpose of Earwax, and Why Do Ears Get Clogged?

Ear Health practitioner explains, "What is the purpose of earwax and why do ears get clogged."

That sticky, yellowish goo that sometimes comes out of your ears can be a bit gross, but it’s a vital part of your body’s natural defences. Without it, you’d be in trouble. So what is the purpose of earwax, and why do ears get clogged? Read on to find out everything you need to know […]

What is Impacted Ear Wax?

An ear nurse removing impacted ear wax

Bees aren’t the only creatures that make wax. Your ears produce quite a bit of it. And it’s quite a fantastic substance that cleanses and protects your ears. Most of the time, you should leave your earwax alone and let it get on with its job. Earwax only becomes a problem when it builds up […]

Should I Use Earwax Softener Before My Appointment?

Man applying earwax softener drops into his ear

We are often asked by our patients, “Do you want me to use an earwax softener before my appointment?” Generally, it relates to a previous experience someone has had with an ear syringing procedure. Practice nurses or GPs may request their patients to soften their earwax with olive oil or over-the-counter ear drops before a […]

How Often Should I Have Earwax Removal?

Ear Health Nurse performs earwax removal by microsuction

Do you wonder, “how often should I have earwax removal?” The answer is often dependent on your ears and how they behave. Your ears are constantly producing earwax. As a result, many people need to have their ears cleaned regularly. The amount of earwax you produce, the physical characteristics of your ears, the environment you […]