Excess and built-up earwax can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including pain, itchiness, hearing loss, dizziness, a feeling of fullness, tinnitus, discharge, odour and even coughing.
There are some factors which may make you more susceptible to excessive wax production, including:
- Spending a lot of time in water (such as swimmers, surfers and divers)
- Wearing hearing aids, ear buds or plugs regularly
- Putting cotton buds or any other objects in your ears
- Working in a dusty or dirty environment
- Having particularly bendy, hairy or narrow ear canals
- Suffering skin conditions like dermatitis or psoriasis
A build-up of ear wax, otherwise known as impacted ear wax, can be more than just annoying, it can also become dangerous. You may not be aware, but if you suffer from vertigo this may be the cause.
Unfortunately, impacted ear wax can be common with two groups of people for whom vertigo is particularly harmful: elderly people and surfers.
Contact us today to get your ear wax removed, it's painless, safe and fast.