Using Q-tips only pushes your earwax near to your eardrums and clogged. And with lots of earwax clogged near in the eardrum won’t function properly. It can damage your hearing. Earwax helps to lubricate your ears to prevent it from itching. It also keeps insects away from your ears. Earwax prevents the buildup of fungus in your ears. Earwax should only be removed by a professional if unhealthy build up occurs.