The human ear is a precisely tuned system with a sensitivity and range that outperforms the most elaborate sound system ever manufactured. The ear contains many physiological mechanisms, and a breakdown or disruption in any of these can result in hearing difficulties.
How does your ear work?
What happens when I have hearing loss?
Types of hearing loss
Causes of hearing loss
Untreated hearing loss can cause:
Hearing Loss Simulation
Ear Wax: Function Of Wax
Whenever you move your jaw or chew, you help keep earwax MOVING out slowly from the eardrum to the ear opening, where it will then either dry up, flake off, or fall out. Ear wax is 20 to 50 percent fat, and secretions from the cerumenous glands in the outer ear canal and comes in two types – wet a·nd dry. It coats the ear canal to moisturize it, fight off infection, and help keep dust, dirt, and other debris from getting deep inside your ear.
Self-care at home:
Prescription eardrops and oils can be used to soften wax and keep the ear clean.·
Only a qualified medical professional / Audiologist may remove your earwax with a small plastic spoon called a curette, use gentle suction or water irrigation to remove the wax.
NEVER USE EAR BUDS
Ask your audiologist or doctor for more information.
Blocked earwax is one of the most common cause of hearing loss. Symptoms of impacted earwax include earache, dizziness, feeling of fullness in the ear, a sensation that the ear is plugged, and ringing in the ear. Remember if the ear is oozing, and has a strong odour, you may have an infection or damage in the middle part of your ear.