EAR WAX REMOVAL
Trouble hearing? Ears feel blocked/full? Maybe pushed a cotton swab a little too deep this time? It is very possible that it could be a buildup of earwax.
Why do we have earwax?
Earwax, also known as cerumen, is completely normal and necessary. It is naturally produced by the glands in the ears to moisten the ear canals to protect the eardrum from dust and debris, even insects.
Earwax typically clears itself from the ears, but in some cases it can buildup and cause blockages.
Symptoms of earwax blockage:
What does the procedure involve?
First, our Hearing Care Professional will have a look in your ear canals with an otoscope to examine the extent of earwax buildup - our location has a video otoscope which allows you to see inside your own ear canal on the screen. If the earwax buildup is significant, we will begin the removal process. At Evear Hearing we offer a full range of safe and effective ear wax removal methods including micro-suction, water irrigation and dry removal. The specific method of removal is highly case dependent.
Before your appointment
It is highly recommended that you soften the earwax by using drops of olive oil before your appointment. Softening the wax will create a smoother and quicker removal process. For the best removal experience, it is recommended to use the drops of olive oil for 3-5+ days before your appointment. If you are not comfortable using olive oil, we have earwax removal drops available for purchase in the clinic.
How NOT to remove earwax
NEVER attempt to try to dig out earwax on your own. People commonly use cotton swabs (q-tips) or hairpins to try and remove earwax. You may unintentionally push the wax deeper into your ear canal which can cause serious damage to the lining of your ear canal or even puncture your eardrum.
Book an appointment with us today to have your wax removed by a certified professional!