What is earwax buildup?

Earwax buildup is the accumulation of cerumen (earwax) in the ear or if it becomes difficult to wash away naturally because the earwax is too hard. Here are signs and symptoms of earwax buildup:

  • Earache
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear(s)
  • Tinnitus (ringing or noises in the ear)
  • Decreased hearing in the ear(s)
  • Dizziness
  • Cough