Can ear wax damage my hearing?

Can ear wax damage my hearing?

Ear wax- the sticky substance all of our ears produce- has a bit of a bad reputation. As audiologists, we often get asked about it- is it normal, why is it there, and how should one remove it? While ear wax serves an important purpose, there are cases where it can...
How should I clean my ears?

How should I clean my ears?

When it comes to ear hygiene, both the biggest hero and the biggest villain is ear wax. This sticky substance that healthy ears naturally produce is extremely helpful in trapping debris, repelling water, resisting infection and preventing insects and other...