Basically to remove excessive earwax and the dirt that accumulated in it. Ear wax is the yellowish glands secretion in our external ear. Depending on the race, diet and environment the ear wax (cerumen) can range from very soft, flaky to hard.
Ideally a well-balanced diet, chewing it well and plenty of exercise expels excessive ear wax and dirt buildup naturally. However most of us don't keep up such a lifestyle due to our busy jobs and changing metabolism.
To keep your ears clean and healthy, experience the pleasure of having your ears cleaned the Asian way >
Contact your physician or otolaryngologist if you have a health issue.
Same as cotton swabs, small items, like bobby pins, napkin corners or your fingers, may push the wax deep into the ear canal. Once ear wax builds up, it can become impacted.
If a blockage develops, you should go to a doctor and treat it in time.
If you often use headphones or hearing aids, you might be more likely to develop an impaction. Also important is to keep those devices clean.
Beyond ear cleaning, here are a few tips to protect your ears and ensure good hearing for years to come:
Here is a comprehensive guide to take better care of your ears, thus your body, that I put together recently, with a practical comparison of all the ear cleaning home remedies. Hope you find it useful.