What to Know Before Getting an Ear Wax Removal Procedure

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the body to protect and lubricate the ear canal. While this wax can keep dirt and bacteria out of the ear, too much of it can cause hearing loss and even infection if left untreated. For this reason, many people opt for an ear wax removal procedure to alleviate any discomfort or inability to hear properly. Here’s what you need to know before getting an ear wax removal procedure carried out.

First, it’s important to understand that not all methods of removing excess ear wax are equal. Over-the-counter products such as drops or syringes may be effective in some cases, but they don’t always reach deep enough into the ear canal which could lead to further blockage. Even worse, improper use can actually push more wax farther down the canal or damage its delicate tissue. On the other hand, professionally administered procedures such as irrigation or suction can be more effective in clearing out stubborn wax deposits without damaging your ears.

Before getting any type of ear wax removal procedure done, it’s best to speak with a medical professional first. A doctor or audiologist (hearing specialist) will be able to assess your condition and determine which method—if any—is appropriate for you based on the severity and location of the build-up. They will also provide advice regarding how often you should get checked for earwax build-up in order to maintain hearing health over time.

It’s important to note that there are certain risks associated with any type of ear wax removal procedure. Dryness in the ears can result from frequent cleaning, as well as irritation when water is flushed inside them during irrigation procedures. Some individuals may even experience temporary tinnitus (ringing in the ears) afterward due to irritation caused by excessive straining during suction procedures.

In general, though, most people find that having their ears cleaned professionally brings relief they wouldn’t have been able to achieve on their own with over-the-counter products alone; helping restore their ability to hear properly while reducing associated pain or discomfort they may have been experiencing beforehand. So, if you think an ear wax removal procedure might be right for you, speak with an expert member of our team today.

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Clean Hearing are a team of Audiologists providing industry-leading services designed to help clients maintain and improve on, their current hearing through services such as hearing aid solutions and ear wax removal.

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