Types of ear wax
There are two types of ear wax – wet and dry.
The type of ear wax you have is primarily determined by your genetics. People of Caucasian and African descent are more likely to have the wet type of ear wax (often identified with an oily, golden colour); while those of Asian or Native American descent are likely to produce the dry type, which is often grey and flaky.
Signs you are experiencing ear wax build up1
- Temporary hearing loss
- Feeling of fullness in the ear
- Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)