If you are having problems with excessive earwax we can help and make you feel better instantly with our wax removal service. We will start by an otoscopic examination which means looking into your ear with a magnifying lens and light. We will also perform video otoscopy showing you the inside of your ear on our TV screen, you will be able to see your ear with the build up of wax and after the treatment has finished. The audiologist will decide how best to remove your wax, either by using a procedure called micro suction or with the latest state of the art wet irrigation equipment we invested in July 2019. Below are some FAQ around subject of wax and the procedure we will use.
Is ear wax good? Yes. Ear wax is natural and something we all have, it is made up of different substances that help stop the skin that lines your ear canal from drying and cracking. It also contains antibacterial properties so helps fights off infection, it help keep dust, dirt, and other debris from getting deep inside your ear.
How does the body get rid of ear wax? Once the wax has served its purpose it travels from your ear canal to the opening of your ear, here it normally dries up and falls out.
Why is ear wax a problem for some people? It is not known why but some people produce excessive amounts of ear wax and this accumulates in the ear canal and can cause several uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms. These include: Ear pain, ear infection, a feeling of fullness in the ear, itching, ear odour, discharge, hearing loss, itching, tinnitus. Wax removal can help in these cases. For people who wear hearing aids, ear wax can cause hearing aid to stop working or to make a whistling sound.
Wet irrigation? We will use the Earigator, an ear cleansing instrument that cleans your ear with water at a controlled temperature, pressure and flow rate.
Microsuction? A special suction device is used to remove the earwax. We will wear special glasses giving us light and magnification.