Tony The Tiger
Is there any research on the increase in earwax buildup corresponding to the proliferation of earbuds (that go inside the canal) as opposed to the old school earphones (that sit on top of the ear). I have been having episodes with earwax in the ears, but it could just be a function of age. Earwax buildup has been an issue since my mid 30s (I had my first episode around the age of 34 and am now 46). I have had 3 episodes since (all in the last 8 years, most recently this month). I often notice wax on my earbuds suggesting that they are scraping my ear canal and sending the wax back inside the ear.