Symptoms of an earwax build-up

A build-up of earwax in your ear can cause:

  • earache
  • hearing loss
  • tinnitus (hearing sounds from inside your body)
  • itchiness in or around the ear
  • vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • ear infections

Theseproblems will usually improve once the excess earwax has been removed.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018