Earwax provides an important function by keeping dust and dirt from entering the ear canal.

With hearing aid centers in Wisconsin and Illinois, Hearing Aid Associates Inc. proudly provides earwax management to individuals throughout Janesville, Portage, and Freeport.

Your ears are designed to regularly clean themselves by pushing earwax out. Usually, wax will eventually go away on its own. Sometimes, though, earwax can build up or get pushed back against the eardrum and need more attention.

If you want to clean out the earwax yourself, don’t use cotton swabs, as they may damage your eardrum. Over-the-counter earwax drops are available at your local pharmacy. Use as directed. If this doesn’t do the trick, you may need professional help to clear out the wax.

Will Cleaning My Ears Stop the Ringing Sound?

Built-up earwax can cause and aggravate tinnitus, so it’s important to have the wax removed. This can be done by a hearing aid professional, or by yourself using over-the-counter earwax drops. If removing the wax doesn’t alleviate the ringing, visit one of our hearing aid professionals at Hearing Care Associates Inc. so we can check for signs of hearing loss.