However too much earwax can plug the canal and cause problems such as hearing difficulties, earaches, infection, ear discharge, ringing in the ear and general ear discomfort. A build-up of excess earwax also leads to the irritating ‘water stuck in ear’ feeling we get when we spend time underwater, contributing to the symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa) and Surfer’s Ear (Exostoses).
The active ingredient in The Clear Co is Hydrogen Peroxide which is a natural cerumenolytic, meaning that it can soften, breakdown and dissolve excess earwax. Hydrogen Peroxide solutions can come in many different formulations each targeted to a specific use. Many contain additives, such as stabilisers, reducing the effectiveness of the solution for ear wax removal.