Professional Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax is normal, even necessary. Also known as cerumen, ear wax:
- Protects the sensitive skin in the ear canal
- Lubricates the ear canal
- Fights infection with antibiotic properties
However, too much ear wax or impacted ear wax can cause ear pain, irritation, itchiness and even temporary hearing loss and tinnitus.
If you have a buildup of ear wax that’s causing symptoms, do not try to clear it yourself. Many people use Q-tips to clean out their ears, but inserting any foreign object into the ear canal risks damaging the sensitive, delicate structures inside. This can cause a temporary irritation to become permanent damage and hearing loss.
Meanwhile, using a solution such as hydrogen peroxide may strip your ear of too much cerumen, leaving your ear vulnerable to irritation and infection.
Instead, request an appointment at Sidney Sound & Hearing Services. We have the tools and the experience to provide safe, effective ear wax cleaning. You’ll hear better and itch less after a short session with our hearing care professionals.
If you have a buildup of ear wax that is causing discomfort or hearing loss, request an appointment at Sidney Sound & Hearing Services today.