Ear wax removal

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Ear wax removal: Microsuction

If you wear hearing aids, ear wax may build up after days of use. Unless you carefully listen to hear if the output of the hearing aid is reduced or muffled, you may be entirely unaware of this build up. In some other cases you may notice ear wax by feeling that your ear is full or by ear blockage.

Ear wax aggregates inside the ear canal over time. This accumulation of cerumen is inevitably greater for hearing aid wearers. This makes regular checkups even more important to keep hearing aids functioning well. You can remove ear wax at home if you've been taught by a specialist or are highly informed of the process. If not, you are at risk of perforating or rupturing your eardrum. Therefore, it is advisable to have ear wax removed by a highly trained professional. Appropriate ear wax management will help prolong the life and performance of your hearing aid.

What is the best way to remove ear wax?

Compared to traditional wax removal methods, such as syringing, microsuction is quick, safe and low-risk. At our Audio Spec clinic we use ENT surgical grade microscopes, which can look deep into the ear canal with high magnification. It is a quick procedure, no pain, no mess and your ear will stay dry, which reduces the risk of infection.

Microsuction stands out as the most effective way to remove earwax