What is ear wax and why it is important?
Do you use Ear Buds or Q Tips? Maybe you should think again. The ear is a delicate and intricate area and you may be doing more damage than good when cleaning at home.
Ear wax is produced by the ear in order to clean and protect the ears. It accumulates at the ear opening from your chewing and jaw motions, eventually dropping out, making way for new wax to help keep your ear canals clean. However, sometimes this does not happen correctly or “cleaning” pushes the wax back into the ear.
Impacted ear wax can lead to discomfort and decreased hearing sensitivity. Hearing aid wearers are particularly prone to earwax build up resulting in poor performance of the hearing aids, hearing loss, and hearing aid feedback or whistling. This can be uncomfortable and painful and professional wax removal may be necessary. This is where Affordable Hearing can help.
Ear wax removal (available in Bundaberg only)
Our Audiologists get a clear view of the ear via a Lumniview, which provides a lighted and amplified view of the problem area. This powerful device provides an excellent view of the ear canal and drum. Depending on the amount and type of wax it may be removed via a small suction machine supplied by the world’s largest hearing aid company Sonova or manually with lighted wax loops from Bionix.
Affordable Hearing does not generally recommend irrigation (water) for wax removal. There may be an increased chance of infection and damage to the ear drum with this method. We also do not support the use of Ear Candling, as studies suggest this is not effective and can cause burns. At Affordable Hearing, we can ensure your ears are cleaned correctly and safely, allowing you to get on with your life!
Call Affordable Hearing – Bundaberg today to book
At Affordable Hearing, our team have the experience and skills to help with a wide range of problems, including ear wax blockages. Appointments are available with our principle Audiologist, who also operates a home visit service if required. Ear wax removal at our Bundaberg clinic provides you with an affordable, quality solution, ensuring you get the treatment you need.
For more information or to book an appointment for ear wax removal, call Affordable Hearing on 4154 3832 today.