If you are suffering from temporary hearing loss, tinnitus or earaches, then a build-up of ear wax may be potentially to blame.
Removing earwax build-up from your ear canals may help reduce the symptoms you are experiencing.
Here at The Clinic, we offer micro-suction earwax removal as an alternative to older methods such as ear syringing.
What is micro-suction earwax removal?
You may be wondering “what is micro-suction earwax removal, and how does it differ to other methods?”
Well, to start with, micro-suction earwax removal is a gentle and clean way to remove the build-up of earwax from ear canals.
How can earwax build-up cause temporary hearing loss, tinnitus and earaches?
Temporary hearing loss: A build-up of earwax can cause temporary hearing loss as it may block your ears.
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is a noise, fluttering or ringing in the ears. There are multiple reasons why you may be experiencing tinnitus, such as an ear injury, though a build-up of earwax can sometimes cause tinnitus.
How? Too much earwax can irritate your eardrum.
Earaches: An excess of earwax commonly causes earaches and infections.
How to look after your ears:
Don’t insert q-tips/cotton buds into your ears. You may think that you are cleaning them, but instead, you may be pushing the earwax further into your ear canal. Also, using q-tips/cotton buds can cause eardrum perforation when inserted too far. Eardrum perforation is not only detrimental to your hearing but very painful too.
When the insides of your ears are itchy, don’t insert anything to scratch them.
Do visit your doctor or medical professional if you think that you have too much earwax.
When you visit us:
When you come to visit us, one of our doctors will view your ear canals. If there is a build-up of earwax, your doctor will then remove the wax through micro-suction earwax removal.
If a build-up of earwax isn’t the culprit behind the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, then your doctor may refer you for a hearing test or to an ear specialist.
Do you have any questions about micro-suction earwax removal? Contact us for more information.