Professionally qualified Audiologists in The Midlands!
Posted April 17, 2019
Earwax, also called cerumen, is made by the body to protect the ears. The ear wax has both lubricating and antibacterial properties.
Most of the time, the old ear wax is moved through the ear canal by motions from chewing and other jaw movements and as the skin of the ear canal grows from the inside out. At that time, it reaches the outside of the ear and flakes off.
Earwax is produced in the outer part of the ear canal, not deep inside the ear.
We say that earwax is impacted when it has built up in the ear canal to such a point that there may be signs that something is not quite right.
It is important to note that, for most people, ears might never need cleaning — they are designed to clean themselves. Earwax buildup and blockages often happen when people use items like cotton swabs or bobby pins to try to clean their ears.
This only pushes the earwax farther into the ears and can also cause injury to the ear.
The Hear4U Team will try to remove your earwax the same day. You do not have to put oil in for weeks and weeks in advance. However, we do advise using an olive oil spray for at least 3 days prior to your appointment.
At the Hear4U Hearing Aid Centres, we offer a relaxed atmosphere, allowing sufficient time for all our patients to remove wax in a safe and gentle way. We also offer an on-screen video image of the wax in the ear and the cleared ear after your treatment.
We can also provide this service at your home if you are not able to access our Hearing Aid Centres.
Call us to arrange an appointment at any one of our clinics.
We will always suit your needs, that’s a Hear4U promise!
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