Your ears are designed to be self-cleaning and will normally produce enough earwax to prevent problems occurring, and make its way out of the ear, completely on its own.
Many people use cotton buds in an effort to ‘clean’ their ears from excess wax, but you’re actually more likely to cause earwax blockage and further issues. Rather than removing the earwax, it instead pushes it further into the ear, which leads to a build-up, or impacted wax.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you may need to have the earwax buildup removed. If not removed, impacted earwax can lead to infection, which will need to be treated by a doctor.
Common causes of impacted wax:
- Cotton buds
- Hearing aids
- Earbud earphones
Symptoms of impacted earwax:
- Sudden, or impartial hearing loss
- A feeling of fullness in the ear
Ear microsuction is the quickest and safest method of earwax removal, including hard or impacted wax. The process is much more comfortable as it avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal, and has no contact with the eardrum.
The medical suction device will quickly and carefully remove the earwax, whilst constantly maintaining vision of the ear canal using a microscope. So we’ll be able to ensure wax removal quickly, comfortably, and with minimal risk of further complications.