At Hidden Hearing, we are proud to offer a professional earwax removal service.
For most of us, noticing a change in our hearing can be unnerving and at the very least annoying. In many cases, the issue will not be hearing loss related, but simply a build-up of too much earwax. If left untreated your hearing could suffer.
Earwax is a naturally occurring substance in the ear canal. It’s good for your ears, helping to keep the skin healthy and prevent infection at the same time. Some people suffer from excessive earwax and this can be managed by the use of drops or irrigation. Wax can cause hearing loss and it can interfere with a hearing check-up or the use of a hearing aid. At Hidden Hearing, we offer a free service to check the health of your ears and identify excessive earwax. In most cases, earwax works its way out on its own and there is no need to remove it. However, if earwax is blocking your ear canal and causing hearing loss, it may need removing.
This is a procedure where water at body temperature is injected into the ear by the irrigator, which controls the water pressure, to ensure that the ear can’t be damaged. Under the gentle force of the water, the earwax is softened, dislodged and the wax is carried out of the ear.
As well as being fully qualified, our Wax Experts have received additional specialist training in both Ear Irrigation and 'Dry Mopping' (keeping the discharging ear dry), from Aston University Birmingham & Newcastle University.
Complete the form below for your free earwax removal, and we will be in touch to schedule an appointment at your nearest Hidden Hearing branch.
Micro-suction is the safest and quickest method of earwax removal, also used to safely remove foreign bodies present in the ear canal.
"Wax is basically a self-cleaning service for our ears, and protects the sensitive ear canal from things like bacteria and debris that can cause infections. Never put anything in your ear yourself, and, if you are bothered by the feeling of a blockage, just see your GP or a hearing specialist" advises, Hidden Hearing, Yvonne Doyle, Audiologist of the Year.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of our dedicated staff and patients, we have had to temporarily suspend our wax removal service. However, it is unlikely that a short-term blockage or occlusion will have any long term effects, we are here to help you, as best we can. If you would like to discuss any aspect of earwax treatment with one of our dedicated earwax removal specialists, please complete the form below and we will arrange a phone call.
In the meantime, we have put together some helpful tips:
• Do not insert anything into your ear (pens, hairgrips, cotton buds, spectacle arms, etc)
• Do not use any fluid-based solutions (unless approved by a suitably qualified specialist)
• Do not attempt any other “home solutions” (candling, etc.)
If you are experiencing pain in your ear, seek medical advice.
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