Ear Wax Removal
we all make it.
Treating hearing loss can often be as simple as ear wax removal. For various reasons, earwax may become impacted inside the ear canal and block the eardrum. If you have been suffering from signs or symptoms of hearing loss but do not think it is appropriate for your lifestyle or age, Cardiff Hearing can assess to see if earwax may be causing your problems.
We understand that every person who visits to us has countless potential causes for hearing loss, so we always consider all possible factors. If earwax is causing your hearing issues, we can conduct a straightforward extraction and ensure that you understand what steps to take in future.
What is Earwax?
Earwax or otherwise known as Cerumen, is a waxy substance released in the ear canal. This is the one of the reasons to constantly clean and protect your skin of the ear canal, keeping it clear of particles, bacteria, and water. As time passes, wax can accumulate in your ear canal, solidify, and become fixed, irrespective of your best efforts to keep it clean. The use of cotton swabs can in fact make the circumstances more serious by forcing the wax deeper in the ear. You are not able to feel this build-up, nevertheless it can result in temporary hearing loss. Why not let us help and remove ear wax safely?
With less and less GP surgeries removing wax by syringing in and around Cardiff, it can be tricky knowing where to go, which is why you can come get your ear wax removed with me by micro-suction at my clinic in Ely, Cardiff.
COST: A flat fee of £55 regardless of whether it's 1 ears or 2
Why is Earwax Removal Important?
Built-up earwax can give rise to temporary hearing loss given that it can obstruct the pathway to the eardrum. Furthermore, it can lead to pressure, pain, and tinnitus if it is not addressed and continues to accumulate. It is also necessary to examine your earwax build-up because it can be suggestive of health issues such as autoimmune diseases, infections, and skin diseases. Some individuals are more likely to develop earwax build-up because of their physiology. In such a case, we would recommend that visit us on a regular basis for cleaning.
In order to get ear wax removed on your first visit, it is really important that the wax is nice and soft, for a few reasons:
It is not that easy for me to grab hold of it to suck it out with my tiny hoover if it's hard
If hard, it can be sore as it peels away from the ear canal wall causing trauma
If it is particularly deep, hard and/or flakey, if I press it lightly with my suction device, that can push it towards your ear drum, feeling sore and isn't the safest thing to do.
It will save you time and money because if you arrive at your appointment and the wax is too hard, I will keep your £30 deposit to pay for my time/room fees & we will need to reschedule
For the full lowdown on how to "marinate" your wax, making it lovely and soft for removal, check out this little blog I have written HERE.
Give us a call today of click "Book Now" below to schedule an exam. We will quickly check your ears and can perform a painless ear wax removal right away.