Ear Wax Removal & Debridement Service in Nanaimo
Some ear wax is a good thing, as it can help protect your ear. In general, the best policy is to leave it alone. However, in some cases too much ear wax is produced by our bodies faster than it can be removed or pushed back into the ear canal by other object. In these situations, it is common for your ear to get blocked and for your hearing to be reduced.
At Calvori Hearing, we can help remove your excessive ear wax. Also known as debridement, our ear wax removal service is one of the best and safest ways to get rid of a build up. The do-it-yourself approach often leads to the ear wax being pushed back further in the ear and can make the blockage worse.
Are Your Ears Blocked by Ear Wax?
Some people are prone to producing excessive ear wax, but it doesn’t automatically lead to blockage. The most common cause of ear wax blockage is when people try to remove the ear wax at home by themselves. Using cotton swabs, bobby pins or any other object can cause ear wax to be pushed deeper, creating a worse blockage, and can damage the ear canal. Another cause for ear wax blockage is frequent use of earbud-style headphones, as they can prevent ear wax from coming out of the ear naturally.
How to Tell when You Have Excessive Ear Wax?
Your healthcare provider can do a visual inspection of your ear to be able to tell if you have a build up of ear wax through a device called an otoscope. We also perform this check as part of our routine hearing tests.
Signs & Symptoms of Ear Wax Blockage
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of ear wax blockage may include:
- Ear infections
- Feeling of fullness in the ear
- Ringing in the ear (Tinnitus)
- Some Hearing Loss in the affected ear
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms, you can visit our hearing clinic in Nanaimo for a hearing check and debridement if it is needed.
How Does It Work?
The audiologist can use a special curved instrument to remove the ear wax or will flush out the ear using warm water. Your audiologist may recommend an ear wax removal medication if ear wax buildup is a recurring problem.
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