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Ear wax is a naturally occurring substance in healthy ears, but it’s quite common for ear wax to build up in the ear canal and can impair hearing. Don’t wait 2 weeks for your ear wax removal appointment.
EAR WAX AND YOUR HEARINGHearing loss affects many people, and can sometimes be a temporary problem that can be resolved with a visit to an experienced audiologist.
Hearing Logic works with many people with hearing loss and can help you to find the best solution for your situation. If you have a hearing loss that cannot be resolved, you may find that digital hearing aids offer an effective and discreet answer to this problem, and our friendly team will be happy to help you with this.
EAR WAX WHAT IS IT?
Ear wax is a natural mix of secretions and dead skin found in the ear. It is not a bad thing; it helps to protect the ear against dust, dirt and bacteria. Ear wax (Cerumen to be official!) is made up of skin cells, dust and oily secretions from the sebaceous and ceruminous glands in the ear canal. The secretions lubricate the ear canal and prevent it from becoming too dry. Your ear wax is probably not the same as someone else’s! The makeup of ear wax changes from person to person based on diet, age and race. Earwax is there to protect our eardrums. It traps dust and other small particles to prevent them from being able to reach the eardrum. Everyone has earwax, but we all produce different amounts. And for most people, it usually comes out on its own. Earwax can become a problem though if it builds up and causes a blockage. When this happens, you should have it removed.
How do YOU know if have a build up of earwax?
- A feeling of pressure in the ear
- Experiencing slight loss of hearing
- Itchiness inside the ear canal
- Ringing in the ear
- Ear pain
What can you do about ear wax build up?
If earwax isn’t causing you problems, leave it alone. The ear (that amazing thing) is self-cleaning and once the process is not interrupted the wax should drop out. Sometimes though, probably because you have been fiddling with it, ear wax may build up in the canal. Generally, once the build-up starts, it will just continue unless it is washed out. Eventually, the ear wax plug will grow to fill the ear canal.
This is when you start to have problems. Usually, the first indication of it for you is when water gets into the ear during swimming or showering. This often causes the ear wax to swell. This blocks the ear canal, and you know about it immediately. If the wax build-up has got to the stage where it is causing deafness, problems with hearing aids, or is uncomfortable, it needs to be removed.
There are several types of ear drops that you can use to loosen and soften ear wax. The solutions can include olive oil, almond oil, bicarbonate of soda and hydrogen peroxide. Here is the thing, they might not be suitable for you. If you have had a perforation of your eardrum in the past, ear drops aren’t a good idea.
IRRIGATION Earwax RemovalThis method of earwax removal often offered is the irrigation method of wax removal.
This is my favourite way to remove earwax and it is a very safe method of earwax removal. It is performed with a spray type ear wash machine designed for the medical setting. Obviously, from the name, a liquid is introduced into your ear canal during the procedure. The process of the appointment is similar to the microsuction appointment. Initially, they will ask you some questions in relation to your medical history and any experiences you have had before with earwax removal.
Some people like irrigation, it is quite comfortable and it really cleans out the canal. The solution gets everywhere in the canal removing all traces of wax or dirt even off the eardrum.
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If you have an issue with your ears, it’s important to consult an Audiologist as soon as possible. We offer free hearing tests. You should have regular hearing tests as you age so that any changes in your hearing can be picked up and treated quickly. We stock a wide range of hearing aids, including the latest digital styles, and we will be happy to help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle. Our audiologists are experienced and friendly, and can help to put you at ease during an earwax removal procedure.
WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR EARS CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY?
Simply put, your ear canal is delicate as is your eardrum, if you make the mistake of putting anything in your ear, you run the risk of damaging either or both. Many people every year burst or perforate their eardrum by sticking all sort of implements in there, usually cotton buds. They are called cotton buds, not earbuds; they are designed for babies noses, not ears. Please don’t put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.
You should not try to use cotton buds to remove earwax from your ear canal, all it will do is push it towards the eardrum. It can cause you, even more, problems and make it more difficult to remove. Leave earwax removal to Hearing Logic we know what we are doing.