Cerumen or ear wax is a product of sloughed off dead skin and the compound produced by your cerumen glands in your outer ear canal. The consistency can range from moist to dry and flaky. It depends on the relative oil content of the cerumen gland product and amount of sloughed off skin.
Symptoms you may experience that will alert you to the fact that earwax has built up, hardened and needs softening before removal include: itching deep in the ear, muffled hearing as if you were wearing earplugs, an earache, ear noises called "tinnitus," or a feeling of fullness.
Ear wax warm water - Hi docs, would warm water and vinegar help remove ear wax? Perhaps but... Accumulation of ear wax is common ; can be challenging to remove- even in my office with ear syringes and tools to directly scrape out the wax it can take a long time.