We all know that ear wax can create problems for our hearing when it starts to build up in our ears, a process known as impaction. Impacted earwax is very common, and as we get older, earwax tends to become harder and more dense. This can cause symptoms such as mild hearing loss, ringing in the ears and itchiness.
Cotton swabs are not designed for ear cleaning - actually they do the opposite:ear wax is pushed further down the ear canal and not taken out. Furthermore, they may damage your inner ear. The signs and symptoms of this condition include dizziness, ringing sensation in the ears, pain and worsened hearing.