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Sound waves enter the ear canal and cause the eardrum to vibrate.
If it has been, a probe covered with soft cotton wool is used to gently dry out the ear canal.
The inner ear canal should not be too heavily coated.
Hearing aids push earwax further back into the ear canal therefore it accumulates and creates a wax plug.
The external ear consists of the auricle and the external acoustic meatus or ear canal.