Posted on: November 27, 2013

Welcome to our new series on fascinating hearing facts. Check back often to learn interesting and fun facts about hearing.

For instance, although some of us may consider ear wax a nuisance, it actually protects our ears by lubricating them and cleaning out dirt and dust. Ear wax will normally come out on its own so it’s not a good idea to clean it yourself. In rare instances where ear wax does cause a problem, such as blocking your ear canal, it’s best to see a medical professional.

Tune in again for more fascinating facts!