Are You Experiencing Challenges With Blocked Or Clogged Ears In Sonoma And Marin Counties?
If you are experiencing blocked, clogged, or full ears, then there’s a strong chance that you may have a buildup of earwax.
Earwax is a natural substance that your body produces to trap unwelcome dirt and dust. It has protective properties that prevent bacteria from reaching the inner ear and prevent the growth of certain bacteria and fungi that can lead to ear infections.
In many cases, earwax is a positive sign that your ear is caring for itself.
But when you have an over-accumulation of earwax (too much) or impacted earwax, then it can cause many challenges, including a temporary or a sudden hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in your ear, dizziness, headaches, balance issues, and ear pain.
There are many reasons that this can occur, from using cotton swabs, which can push earwax too deep into your ear canal, to your body over-producing earwax naturally, which is not fault of your own.
Although there are many myths and misconceptions around removing earwax – including some dangerous recommendations like ear candling – your first step should be to visit a hearing professional for a full diagnostic hearing assessment.
This is where a highly experienced hearing professional can look into your ears, comprehensively assess your overall hearing health, and identify what may be resulting in your hearing-related challenges.
We’ll then be able to help you to address the challenge, or if additional expertise is required, you will then receive a referral to trusted local experts depending on your needs.