earwax


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ear·wax

 (îr′wăks′)
n.
The yellowish, waxlike secretion of certain glands lining the canal of the external ear. Also called cerumen.

earwax

(ˈɪəˌwæks)
n
(Physiology) the nontechnical name for cerumen

ear•wax

(ˈɪərˌwæks)

n.
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earwax - a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Translations
ušní maz
ørevoks
kõrvavaikvaik
korvavahavaikku
fülzsír

earwax

[ˈɪrwæks] ncérumen m

earwax

[ˈɪəˌwæks] ncerume m

earwax

n cerumen m (form), cera de los oídos
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It is also possible your pain is due to a buildup of earwax in your ear canal, in which case your doctor may remove the wax using a special device or recommend ear drops to soften the wax so it can drain out of your ear.
earmolds of individual manufacture: - should carry out sound from the earbud in the ear - in shape and size should fully comply with the anatomy of the ear - should be made from the impression of the ear canal - should be strong (should not be broken in the case of a solid material and should not crack in case of fabrication from a soft material) - should have a shape and necessary technological holes that provide the required acoustic effect on the parameters of the auditory - should be resistant to moisture and earwax - should be comfortable in operation - should improve speech intelligibility compared to standard ear pads - do not have acoustic feedback (the whistle of the hearing aid should be absent) must comply with the toxicological and hygienic requirements.
And overproduction of earwax isn't just uncomfortable--it can interfere with hearing.
We who can hear well and speak clearly may never understand what a deaf and mute person goes through -- until one day we find our hearing impaired because of excessive earwax or some ear infection.
A Earwax is important for maintaining ear health by blocking dirt, dust, and other foreign material from reaching the eardrum.
The draft guideline recommends the removal of earwax using an electronic irrigator if a build-up is contributing to hearing loss.
Many people suffer unnecessarily from muffled hearing caused by an excess of earwax.
Earwax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defences.
Summary: While you may think you are removing earwax with an ear bud, a lot of the wax is actually being pushed in further down the ear canal
Inserting q-tips in your ear can lead to earwax impaction, which means you could end up getting it manually removed by a doctor.
99) provides some seventy recipes for "monster treats" that range from 'Spliced Earwax Pie' (a buttery production made with ginger, apples, lemon and corn syrup) to 'Thickest Human Snot Curd' "made by troll housewives" in a form of mincemeat made with apples, ginger wine, and stem ginger in syrup.