Sometimes ear wax may build up in the ear canal, causing a plugged sensation and decreased hearing. Symptoms you may experience that indicate ear wax build-up include:
- Ear pain
- A feeling of fullness in the affected ear
- Ringing in the ear
- Decreased hearing
The ear canal and eardrum are very sensitive and can be damaged easily. It is best to have a healthcare professional treat you if you have ear wax build-up. Never insert anything into your ear to try to remove wax. Your healthcare provider will have special instruments with which to inspect the ear and remove wax build-up.