Usually when you’re not hearing well it is due to earwax build up.
You should take special care when removing excessive earwax. Many people turn to Q-tips for removing earwax but it only damages your eardrums. The cotton swab pushes wax deeper into the ear canal causing potential damage to your eardrums. Instead, it is recommend to use at home wax removal kits or to see your family physicians or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist for more severe cases.