Earwax is a naturally occurring substance produced by glands in the ear canal. Typically it protects the inner ear by trapping dust and debris, and preventing infection. However, when wax accumulates beyond normal levels, it can cause symptoms such as hearing loss, earache, tinnitus, and even dizziness. Ear wax impaction is an important issue to resolve. Call us at 609-710-6673 to find out how we can create a unique treatment plan for you!

Ear Wax Impaction Causes

There are many causes for ear wax impaction. Some people naturally produce more ear wax than others, while others have a narrow ear canal and the wax may have difficulty leaving. Aging and skin conditions also influence impaction. Another way for ear wax to build up is by items being inserted in the ear, such as prolonged use of ear buds. Another popular item is cotton swabs used to try to clean the ears. This can inadvertently push ear wax further into the ear canal, causing impaction.

Ear Wax Impaction Symptoms

Ear wax impaction has many symptoms associated with it. These can be very disruptive to everyday life, so it is important to treat it. Impaction symptoms include:

– Earache

– Hearing loss


– Itching or irritation

– Dizziness or vertigo

– Feeling of fullness in your ear (similar to when water gets trapped in the ear after swimming)

Treating Ear Wax Impaction

The ear wax impaction treatment options are available at our NJ ENT location. There are multiple treatments that our patients have had great experiences with, including:

– Ear irrigation

– Manual removal

– Microsuction

Each treatment depends on the severity and nature of your impaction. Contact us if you have any questions or if any of these options interest you!

How We Can Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing ear wax impaction, we offer professional care and solutions. Impaction can cause ear pain and other symptoms that get in the way of you enjoying your everyday life. At NJ ENT we offer comprehensive consultations with our board-certified doctors and surgeons. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about impaction and treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!

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