In the majority of cases, earwax falls out on its own without the need to remove it. However, if earwax is totally blocking your ear, or if any of the following symptoms are present, it may need to be removed:
* hearing loss,
* tinnitus (noises in your ear that come from an internal source),
* vertigo (the feeling that you are moving while you are still), or
* a cough.
Treatment to remove an earwax plug usually starts with eardrops to soften the plug. If eardrops do not work, a process known as irrigation may be needed.