Ear wax is completely normal, healthy and serves several important functions:
- It coats the skin of the ear canal, repelling water and helping to protect it against injury and infection.
- It helps keep the skin inside the ear from getting dry and itchy.
- Ear wax traps dust and germs, keeping them from reaching the eardrum.
However, when we produce too much wax it can block the ear canal. This then affects how we hear, as sound can’t travel through the ear canal to the eardrum.
Ear Wax Micro-suction.
At Dilworth Hearing we use a method of removal called Micro-suction. Micro-suction is a method used by leading ear, nose and throat specialists, registered nurses and MNZAS audiologists, to clean ears safely and effectively.
Unlike syringing which puts excessive pressure on the eardrum increasing the risk of eardrum perforation or irritation, micro-suction sees wax removed under the direct visualisation of your ear canal using a microscope or headset and suction machine.
Your first appointment with us will take approximately 45 minutes and will include a FREE hearing screening to test your hearing post wax removal.
If you feel you are suffering from the build-up of wax and are aged 12 years or older, call us on 0800 005 641 or fill in the form below to book an Ear Wax Removal appointment.