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As with some ovens, your ear canals are self-cleaning. Earwax protects the ear and keeps it clean. Every time you chew or move your jaw, you’re helping move old earwax out of your ear canal.

Earwax stops dust and dirt from getting into your ear canal. It also protects ears from infection. However, there are times when earwax can block your ears and affect your hearing.

Christine Halvorsen, a Physician’s Assistant with Lake ENT explains that’s when you will need to visit a professional.


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