Our ear canal produces a waxy oil which is known to be called cerumen, or more commonly referred to as ear wax. The ear wax protects the ear and ear drum from foreign particles and microorganisms. The build up of wax can vary from person to person, and between the left and right ear for the same person. A heavy accumulation over time can be the result of temporarily hearing loss where one would experience a blocked or underwater effect hearing sensation. At Quantum Hearing we can check and assist removal of ear wax using a medical grade microscope and a gentle vacuum.