Ear Wax Removal

A build up of ear wax 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; this is why we encourage everyone who thinks they have hearing loss to schedule an appointment and be checked.

One of our audiologists or hearing providers will examine your ears carefully to diagnose the situation, then if ear wax is a problem, remove it carefully and safely.

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 itchniness 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

To see if ear wax could be a contributing factor to hearing loss, schedule an appointment at the Worth Hearing Center location nearest you in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho.


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