Did you know that hearing loss can be caused by a buildup of ear wax? Many people visit the doctor or audiologist with concerns about their hearing, and are pleased to discover that the problem can be solved by a free and painless ear wax removal procedure.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we offer a free ear wax removal procedure to everyone over the age of 55, and we encourage you to book your appointment today. We offer our ear wax removal clinics in several locations, so you can choose the best option for you. This is a great way to start taking better care of your ears, and we will be delighted to talk with you about any problems you may be experiencing with your hearing.
Top Tips For Easy Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax is a vital bodily fluid that lubricates the ear canal and protects the tiny hairs that enable us to hear. However, an excess of earwax can cause problems, including hearing loss. Excess ear wax can usually be removed with ease, but you should not ignore this problem as untreated hearing loss can lead to many more serious problems.
We advise booking a free ear wax removal procedure with a professional at one of our clinics, and we recommend the following to ensure that you do not make the problem worse.
- Soften the wax. Ear wax becomes cold and hard inside the ear canal and can lead to blockages that can restrict hearing, so it is necessary to soften the wax before it can be removed. We advise using specialist ear drops or olive oil in the ear each night for a week, to gently and painlessly soften the wax before your removal procedure.
- Don’t try it at home. Many people try to remove ear wax at home with cotton buds or q tips, but this is not advised as it can cause the wax to become impacted and make the blockage worse. There is also a risk of damage to the eardrum, or even a potential rupture, if the wax becomes impacted against the eardrum.
- See an expert. A doctor, or one of our trained clinicians, can quickly and easily remove your ear wax without causing pain or risking impaction. Most professionals prefer a method of water syringing or irrigation, which gently washes the wax from the ear canal. This is a good way to relieve the problem without the risks attached to ear wax removal at home.
Book a Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over sixty-five branches and clinics. If you are concerned about your hearing, contact us as soon as possible to book a free hearing test with an experienced audiologist.