Earwax actually protects our ears

Philippines
January 7, 2017 1:07am CST
I've read this article in yahoo detailing that the gross looking ear wax inside our ears were actually meant to protect our ear canal from outside threats. But you need to clean it every once in a while, at least once in a week will do. But it's too late for me, because I'm half deaf now because of excessive ear cleaning. Then I realized it has also happened to mom as well which is why she's deaf too. I could still hear from my other ear but it's very low. I wanted to buy hearing aide but it's extremely expensive. Maybe I should start learning sign languages.
It’s official: It’s time to stop shoving things in your ears. (And that goes for ear candling, too.)
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• New Delhi, India
7 Jan 17
Its strange to hear that cleaning your ear made you lose your hearing power. Did you overdid it?
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
Yeah I think i over did it some how @amitkokiladitya it's bad when it's too much but you just can't help it most of the time.
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• New Delhi, India
8 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 did you consult a doctor?
@MALUSE (42722)
• Uzbekistan
19 Sep 17
@Letranknight2015 Is that what you think or has a doctor told you that this is the reason?
@PatZAnthony (12892)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
7 Jan 17
We have been told from childhood the ear was is important and not clean too much. Hope others were listening too.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
Hello @PatZAnthony I'm sure I was told something similar back in the day but I was just too stubborn to listen
@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jan 17
Yes, ear wax is good for your ears, but excessive ear wax hinders hearing and needs to be gotten rid of in a manner that will not harm your ears. I'm sorry you and your mom are almost deaf because of excessive ear cleaning.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
I thought her being almost deaf was because of age, turns out she was doing it the same I did. But she did warned me from time to time, just didn't realize how dangerous it was @just4him until i got deaf on the other ear.
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@TRBRocks420 (81237)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Jan 17
They told us a little too late. I have been cleaning mine for over 30 years.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 17
Well, mom told me first, didn't take it seriously lol @TRBRocks420
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@Hannihar (40272)
7 Jan
I go to my ear, nose and throat doctor every few months and he cleans out my ears. I also have ear drops if I feel something funny in my ear that I use.