The most common cause of earwax buildup is the frequent use of earbuds, Hooks, keys, or any object used to scratch or clean your ears because they push the wax inwards, compacting it and completely clogging the duct, interfering with hearing.
Normally the wax comes out by itself and we should clean the ear without touching the hole in the duct. In addition, there is a risk of damaging the delicate skin that covers it and even piercing the eardrum.
The wax stoppers are removed by means of a syringe wash or an ENT aspiration cleaning.
Sometimes special drops are needed to soften the wax before the procedure.