The practice of cleaning one’s ears with cotton swabs or Q-tips is deeply ingrained in our culture. Many of us have grown up believing that these seemingly harmless tools are the perfect solution for keeping our ears clean.
Ear care is an important and necessary procedure that every American should perform. After all, the hearing organs, like any other parts of our body, need care. Despite the simplicity of keeping the ears in order, most people do it wrong.
According to statistics, about 15% of adult Americans suffer from hearing impairment. Often the cause of this disorder is obstruction of the auditory canal with earwax, which can lead to serious consequences, even to deafness.
The body in its entirety is self-cleaning. It means even the most internal or hidden of organs have a way of removing foreign bodies. Take the ears for example. They produce wax that traps dust and any other unknown object going into the ear.