Hearing and Balance


Cleaning your ears is important for the health of your hearing. It’s also good to clean them because they can get clogged with wax and other debris. You can use gentle methods such as using a damp washcloth or cotton swab to clean the outer ear without any worries. But is that really the best way to clean ears?

There are many different ways you can go about cleaning your ears, but one thing that everyone agrees on is that it should be done regularly. This will help keep dirt, dust, and bacteria from entering into your inner ear which could cause infections and lead to hearing loss in some cases.

If you want healthy ears then make sure you’re taking care of them. Regularly cleaning them will not only help prevent infection but also reduce risk of hearing loss due to buildup over time.


Do you have a clogged ear?

If so, it’s best to consult the help of professionals. Make sure you go to an audiologist to make sure that you won’t harm your ear or make things worse. PA Center for Hearing and Balance have audiologists who know the best way to clean ears. They are experts at removing excess wax and debris from your ears without causing any pain or discomfort.

Cerumen Impaction

The feeling of ear pain and hearing loss are two telltale signs that you may have a cerumen impaction. Other symptoms include itching, ringing in the ears, itching or an unpleasant odor coming out from it.

If any one of these things happens to you on a regular basis then contact your local hearing clinic for treatment options as soon as possible. Delaying this can lead to irreversible damage like tinnitus (ringing) or other nasty side effects such as losing some sense of balance or permanently damaged eardrums.

Skip DIY Ear Cleaning

As audiologists, we don’t really encourage DIY ear cleaning. Be careful when using a cotton swab – you could poke your ear or injure it. When trying to clean out the inside of an ear, there’s always a chance that instead of taking anything out, one might just end up poking themselves in the side while cleaning and injuring their eardrum or inner ears.

Our team at PA Center for Hearing and Balance can help ensure that your ears are always at its prime. Entrust your hearing health to professionals who know the best way to clean ears – audiologists. Call us today to schedule an appointment!


Earwax is actually a helpful substance in the ear. It helps prevent dirt and other foreign objects from entering your ears, such as hair or debris like dust particles. Your ears have natural defense mechanisms to protect themselves from these things which include wax that traps any bacteria before they go too deep into your canal.

Earwax is your ears’ natural way of protecting themselves from harmful bacteria. If there’s too much ear wax, it can block sound waves which will then cause hearing loss and infection to the ears.

Pointy objects are often the cause of earwax blockages. This is because most people put pointy items in their ears, and these stick to the wax that’s already there and push it deeper into your canal–this can lead to serious problems like infections, ruptured eardrums, or even damage from poking at nearby structures inside your head.

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