The study of pathologies and physiology of the head-neck district (ear-balance and hearing, nose-sleep apnea and breathing, throat-swallowing and voice), are the object of analysis of a specific branch of Medicine: Otolaryngology.
An otolaryngologist visit is therefore recommended for problems with otitis, deafness, dizziness, snoring, dysphonia, hearing loss (hearing problem), sleep apnea, rhinosinus polyposis, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis .
During the otolaryngologist’s visit, the Otolaryngologist, should he or she deem it necessary, may proceed with the removal of earwax plugs . This is an outpatient service by which the Otolaryngologist removes an obstruction created in the external ear canal due to an accumulation of earwax.
Removal of earwax plugs should be done in the immediate onset of symptoms because if neglected it could lead to gradual hearing loss.