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Causes Of Earwax Buildup: A Potentially Life-Altering Problem

Frequent Use Of Earbuds

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While the days of using over-the-head earphones are over, the new earbuds that have become popular over the last few years are actually having an impact on earwax buildups. Frequent use of earbuds, in fact, can cause a bit of damage to your ear's natural cleaning process. New wax is created within the inner ear and pushes old wax to the outer ear. This old wax dries up and falls out of the ear. The regular use of earbuds, however, prevents old wax from being pushed out of the ear.

As a result, individuals left with old wax that has already performed its job of keeping bacteria and other unpleasant particles from entering the ear building up within the ear. This can cause ear aches and other problems associated with the ears and hearing. Not to mention, earbuds can also collect bacteria and old earwax if they're not cleaned regularly. So, you may want to set them aside from time-to-time and appreciate the old over-the-head earphones instead.

Keep reading to reveal the next cause of earwax buildup now.

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