Ear wax generally refers to the wax like oil called cerumen produced by the ear canal. It is responsible for protecting the ear canal from insects, water and any other foreign particles. It also provides lubrication to the skin surrounding the ear canal. If one suffers from excessive accumulation of ear wax, they could face a variety of problems which include pain in the ear, loss of hearing, itching sensation in and around the ear, and also ear infections. If you suffer from excessive wax in ear, the only solution is to get rid of the ear wax. One should never try to remove ear wax by themselves, as this can cause perforation there by damaging the eardrum leading to problems in hearing. You should always refer to an ENT specialist to get rid of excess wax in your ear. The process of ear wax removal, firstly involves softening the ear wax with the use of ear wax drops which help to soften the ear wax so that it could be removed easily. If you suffer from excessive accumulation of wax in your ear you should not delay in visiting an ENT specialist so as to aggravate the condition (ringing or buzzing in the ears) and in many cases also to prevent the prevalence of vertigo ( sensation of whirling and loss of balance).