Earwax and Hearing Aids, Part 5

For purposes of discussion, it is recognized that earwax (technically, cerumen) in ears is normal.  It is a naturally-produced and self-draining viscous substance.  However, at times, it can become impacted (hardened) and remains in the ear canal (Figure 1).  Under these conditions, earwax and hearing aids do not go well together.  It is impacted earwax…

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