Although cerumen, or earwax, is naturally harmless, it can become a problem when there is an excessive buildup, and may contribute to hearing loss. When removing earwax, with your ears being a delicate organ, one simple mistake can seriously impact your eardrum and cause long-term problems for your ear health. The safest way to remove earwax is to consult with a specialist who is trained in audiology. An audiologist will use specialty tools to safely remove excessive earwax and clean your ear, ensuring your hearing is prioritized. At Hearing & Balance Clinics, we use many procedures to remove any stubborn earwax, ensuring it is both painless and safe. On occasion, you may be sent home with an earwax softener to use prior to removal in the office. Most importantly, our audiologists have experience dealing with all kinds of ear conditions and are aware of the ear’s delicate anatomy. One small mistake can cause long-term damage to your hearing, which is why it’s always best to consult with a professional. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with earwax or have any concerns with your hearing, get in touch with a member of our team, and we will be happy to assist.