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Do you know that normal, healthy ears are self-cleaning? If you’re shaking your head in disbelief because yet again your earbuds are gummed up with earwax, then you probably don’t agree. But your ears actually use earwax to keep dust, debris and bacteria from getting deep into your canals and causing hearing or auditory problems. For those who feel the

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The human ear has a miraculous way of working. Containing some of the tiniest bones and the thinnest membranes, this organ makes it possible for us to stand, walk, balance, hear and talk. Not only does it contribute to giving us a true sense of the world around us, but it also helps maintain the equilibrium of the human body

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You’ve probably been told since you were little to keep your ears clean. Oddly enough, it doesn’t take much effort to actually keep your ears clean because they do it on their own! So if that’s the case, do you actually need to clean your ears? If so, what should you do? What should you not do? Let’s take a

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Healthy ears produce earwax . It’s normal and actually beneficial for a number of reasons. Earwax is produced by the body to keep the ears lubricated, to protect the skin in the ear canals and as an antibacterial and antifungal barrier to harmful debris entering the ear. It’s produced in the ear canal and works its way outwards to the

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You wash your face, brush your teeth and were reminded to wash behind your ears. But when it comes to inside your ears, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn that you should not use cotton swabs. In fact, cotton swabs are not meant to be inserted into the ear canal. Cleaning your ears properly involves allowing

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Cotton swabs seem pretty harmless, which is probably why many people ignore the advice of hearing health care professions who advise against using them to clean your ears . After all, they’re not sharp and they’re tipped with cotton; how could they be harmful? There are four reasons to avoid cotton swabs when cleaning your ears. 1. Eardrum damage Contrary

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When it comes to your ears, many worry they need to clean them daily or at the very least weekly. This is a common misconception and bad marketing by some companies. Your ears, simply put, do not need to be cleaned because your ears maintain themselves. Yes, you read that correctly, your ears clean themselves. How you may ask? Your

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Ear cleaning is a tricky topic. Just like any other part of your body, it’s important to keep your ears clean and free of bacteria. The tricky part is that your ears are designed to self-clean using the substance we all too often try to remove: earwax. Earwax isn’t the dirt you should be trying to remove from your ears;

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It’s a common — and quite likely damaging — myth that says we should use Q-Tips for cleaning out our ears . While cotton swabs are great for wiping in between the keys of your computer, cleaning out scrapes or cuts or applying make up in some new fangled way, the tiny cotton-ended sticks should remain out of your ears

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