Thank you for your query.
1. The ear canal
is easily injured while cleaning deep ear wax as it is tortuous and not straight. Also the inner skin lining is very thin and delicate.
2. The healing time after a such an injury is 4-6 weeks. The dried blood cot takes a long time to break down and come out.
3. Usually such clots are not disturbed unless an ear drum injury is suspected.
4. The tinnitus
(sound in the ear) may be due to the temporary conductive hearing loss
due to the blood clot.
4. If the block and hearing loss persists after a few weeks, get a PTA (Pure Tone Audiometry
) and an Impedance Audiometry (Tympanometry
) done and share the reports here for further advice.