Ear Wax 101

Earwax, otherwise called cerumen, is the yellowish build-up that lines the inside of your ear canal. It can help protect your ear from water, infection, injury, and foreign objects. But when earwax becomes impacted it can cause problems that contribute to hearing loss, ringing in your ears and balance issues.

Christine Halvorsen, a physician’s assistant at Lake Ear, Nose, Throat And Facial Plastic Surgery talked to us about cerumen, impacted earwax and how it’s treated.