Ear Wax Removal

A build up of ear wax can be annoying, and over time, it can be a contributing factor to a loss of hearing. There is no way for you to know if you have excessive ear wax, or if it is creating hearing loss.

Not only can a build up of ear wax affect hearing, it can also lead to ear infections, tinnitus, and even vertigo, the sense of being unbalanced. More commonly, ear wax causes itchiness in the ear or an earache. At Worth Hearing Center, we advise that you never use cotton swabs in the ear canal as they push the ear wax deeper into the canal.

Risk factors that people may have that tend to cause more ear wax include:

  • Age: ear wax tends to become harder and drier as people age, increasing the risk it also affects hearing
  • Eczema: those with skin conditions may have more likelihood of ear wax buildup
  • Having hairy ear canals
  • Having ear canals that are very narrow

If you continue to feel a wax build-up is a concern, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment for a hearing assessment.


Worth Hearing Center

The professional team at Worth Hearing Center consists of 3 audiologists and 2 hearing instrument specialists; together, our professional staff has nearly 100 years of collective experience.  Our goal is to provide each individual with the best hearing they can achieve.  We’ve been locally owned and operated for 20 years, serving New Mexicans’ hearing needs!

Two Convenient Locations:


7520 Montgomery Blvd NE
Suite E-15
Albuquerque, NM
P: (505) 349-4928
F: (505) 872-1041

Rio Rancho

1350 Jackie Rd SE
Suite 103
Rio Rancho, NM
P: (505) 349-4928
F: (505) 872-1041