Earwax removal the risk-free way

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Earwax is a natural substance that the body produces in the ear canal. Most of the time, ear wax is not a problem. However, sometimes our bodies produce too much, or it can become hard and block the ear canal. In these cases only professional earwax removal can solve the problem.

If you are plagued by problems with earwax, you will find the answers you need right here.

Our bodies produce ear wax to protect the ear from bacteria, dust, water and other debris. Earwax also helps to keep the ear canal moist.

If too much wax builds up this can cause hearing problems or even infection.

In this article, we will discuss how to remove earwax safely and effectively.

What is earwax made of?

Ear wax is made up of a combination of skin oils, sweat, hair and dead cells.

The earwax that you see on the outside of your ear is just the top layer. Underneath this layer is another one which contains a higher concentration of oil.

This deeper layer helps to protect your eardrum from infection and bacteria. It also keeps out dust and water as well as other unwanted materials.

To remove earwax at home:

There are a few different ways that you can remove earwax at home. All of these methods use some type of irrigation or suction device to help clear out the wax.

The most popular way to remove earwax is by using a warm water irrigation system. This can be done with either a bulb syringe or an ear irrigator. You will need to fill the device with water that is correct for the ear canal and then insert it into your ear. Gently squeeze the water until it starts coming out of the other side. Then, release the pressure and tilt your head to allow the water to run out.

Another option for removing ear wax at home is by using an over-the-counter suction device such as Ear Wax Removal Kit. These devices use a small vacuum to suck the wax out of your ear.

Professional earwax removal

Of course we would never recommend any of these “home remedies”. The fact of the matter is that you should never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear!

EarWax Removal
Professional Earwax Removal

The simple reason being that you cannot see into your ear. This means that you are running the risk of damaging your inner ear.

At Leek Hearing Centre we are certified, accredited and trained to 100% safely remove any excess ear wax you may have in your ears. You should always adopt a no risk approach with your hearing.

Not only do we perform expert earwax removal, we can also provide a full ear inspection. This is important to do as a hearing professional, in order to check for any other issues which may be causing your hearing loss.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is highly likely that you have an excessive build-up of ear wax and should book in for a consultation:

  • Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  • Hearing loss
  • Itchiness inside the ear canal
  • Pain or pressure in the ears

To book a no obligation free consultation at our clinic, please call us on 01538 529436 today. We look forward to helping you get your hearing back to its best!

Remember, earwax is perfectly natural and normal. Too much can cause problems, don’t worry, book an appointment now and we can put all your concerns to rest.

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