How to Remove Ear Wax: The Best Way to Get Rid of Impacted Ear Wax

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The body produces ear wax naturally. It is there to protect the ear canal. However, sometimes we produce too much ear wax. This can can lead to impacted ear wax removal being necessary. Impacted ear wax can cause discomfort and even hearing loss if it is not removed.

In this article, we will discuss the best way to remove impacted ear wax.

Additionally we will discuss some of the risks associated with impacted ear wax removal.

Keep reading to learn more!

impacted ear wax removal

If you have impacted ear wax, you may be wondering how to remove it.

There are a few different ways that you can remove impacted ear wax. The best way is to see a Hearing Care Professional. In fact, make an appointment with us now!

We will be able to remove the impacted ear wax safely and effectively.

Impacted ear wax removal has a few risk associated with it, but they are typically very minor.

The most common risk is damage to the eardrum, which can cause hearing loss. Additionally, there is a small risk of infection.

However, when trained professionals like us perform the procedure, the risks become very rare indeed.

All of our Audiologists and Hearing Care Assistants are trained and accredited in microsuction, irrigation and instrumentation earwax removal.

Best way to remove ear wax

If you are looking for the best way to remove ear wax, we recommend microsuction.

Microsuction is a safe and effective way to remove ear wax. It involves using a small suction device to remove the ear wax.

The procedure is quick and easy, and it does not require any special preparation.

If you have impacted ear wax, we recommend that you make an appointment with us so that we can assess your hearing in general. If we can see that you do in fact need to have wax removal, we can do it immediately or at your convenience.

After removing the earwax we also recommend a hearing test so we have a baseline measurement for future reference.

Ways to best way to get rid of earwax

Whilst microsuction is the preferred method, because it is the safest, quickest and cleanest. There are a couple of alternatives:

Ear wax removal by Irrigation

If you prefer not to have suction near your ear, then we can remove the wax by irrigating it out. We will pump warm water into the ear canal under slight pressure and flush out the impacted ear wax.

Whilst this method is not usually quite as effective as microsuction, it does have it’s advantages.

One potential downside of this method is that it can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable. Additionally, it may lead to some dizziness. In this case the ear wax will need to be softened before the procedure, unlike microsuction.

Manual removal of impacted ear wax

This is where we use special instruments to remove the impacted ear wax. The most common instrument that we use is a curette.

A curette is a small, spoon-shaped instrument. We use is to take the impacted ear wax out of the ear canal.

This method can be a bit more uncomfortable than microsuction or irrigation. But it is usually very effective especially if you have had a perforation or surgery on your ear canal.

In conclusion, if you are experiencing any discomfort in your ears, or you feel you are losing a bit of hearing, make an appointment now so we can advise as to the best course of action..

We have a practice here in Leek, Staffordshire, which is also close to Cheddleton, Endon, Longsdon, Rudyard, Rushton Spencer and Ipstones.

You can also find us in our Bollington Hearing Centre, near Macclesfield, Poynton, Prestbury, Alderley, Glossop and Whaley Bridge.

Don’t fail to take action though. Your hearing is a fundamental part of your overall health and wellbeing. Take command, make an appointment, and you’ll leave feeling sensational about having taken action.

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