Ear Wax Removal & Debridement Service on Vancouver Island
Some ear wax is a good thing, as it can help protect your ear for infections and acts as a shield between the outside world and your ear. In general, the best policy is to leave it alone as it serves a purpose and does not affect your hearing.
However, in some cases there might be too much ear wax produced by your body, so much than it starts to become a problem. In other cases, the ear wax is pushed back into the ear canal by other object. In these situations, it is common for your ear to get blocked and for your hearing to be reduced causing temporary hearing loss.
What Is the Best Way to Remove Ear Wax?
Here at McNeill Audiology, we provide professional ear cleaning and ear wax removal services. Also known as debridement, it is one of the best and safest ways to get rid of excessive ear wax and blockages it can cause.
We highly recommend against using at home products or do-it-yourself methods, including candling. They can often cause the ear wax being pushed back further in the ear and make your hearing worse.
Some people are prone to producing excessive ear wax, but it doesn’t automatically lead to blockage. The most common cause of ear wax blockage is when people try to remove the ear wax at home by themselves. Using cotton swabs, bobby pins or any other object can cause ear wax to be pushed deeper, creating a worse blockage, and can damage the ear canal.
How to Tell When You Have Excessive Ear Wax?
Your healthcare provider can do a visual inspection of your ear to be able to tell if you have a build up of ear wax through a device called an otoscope. We also perform this check as part of our routine hearing tests.
If you aren’t sure whether you need an appointment to have your ears inspected, ask yourself if you show any of the following symptoms:
Signs & Symptoms of Ear Wax Blockage
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of ear wax blockage may include:
- Ear infections
- Ringing in the ear (Tinnitus)
- Feeling pressure or blockage in your ear(s)
- Some hearing loss in the affected ear with sound hearing more muffled
Why We're Different
Free Hearing Aid Trial
If you think you have ear wax blocking your ear canals, you can contact one of our clinics in Sidney or Victoria to book an appointment. We will arrange for a hearing check and perform the ear wax removal safely and comfortably so it will be over before you know it.
How Does It Work?
The audiologist can use a special curved instrument to remove the ear wax or will flush out the ear using warm water. Your audiologist may recommend an ear wax removal medication if ear wax removal is a recurring problem, or refer you to a doctor or specialist for any complicated cases.
Book an Ear Wax Removal Appointment Today
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