Your ear is the organ you hear with and it also controls your balance. There are a variety of ear disorders that have an affect on your hearing or balance, causing pain, vertigo, tinnitus or hearing loss.
Types of ear disorders include:
- ear infection
- swimmer’s ear
- Meniere’s disease
- auditory neuropathy
- vestibular neuronitis
- autoimmune inner ear disease
- perforated eardrum ~ ruptured, hole
These types of ear disorders are not the only cause for ear problems. Causes of ear problems may be also due to:
Cerumen is that wax in your ear. Ear wax serves an important self-cleaning function, so don’t remove it unless it’s causing you problems. Cerumen can cause ear problems when ear wax build up and causes a blockage.
Symptoms of this cerumen caused problem are:
- ear ringing
- difficulty hearing
- fullness feeling in ear
When cerumen is causing you ear problems, try using an ear wax removal product at home first before seeking drainage assistance from a health care provider.