Earwax Removal Service
For most of us, noticing a change in our hearing can be unnerving and at the very least annoying. In many cases, the issue will not be hearing loss related, but simply a build-up of too much earwax. If left untreated your hearing could suffer. Until now earwax removal options have been expensive, but Hidden Hearing now offers an affordable solution.
Earwax is a naturally occurring substance in the ear canal. It’s actually good for your ears, helping to keep the skin healthy and prevent infection at the same time. Some people suffer from excessive earwax and this can be managed by use of drops or irrigation. Wax can cause hearing loss and it can interfere with a hearing test or the use of a hearing aid. At Hidden Hearing we offer a service to check the health of your ears and identify excessive earwax.
In most cases, earwax works its way out on its own and there is no need to remove it. However, if earwax is blocking your ear canal and causing hearing loss, it may need removing.
Micro-suction is the safest and quickest method of earwax removal, also used to safely remove foreign bodies present in the ear canal.
"Wax is basically a self-cleaning service for our ears, and protects the sensitive ear canal from things like bacteria and debris that can cause infections. Never put anything in your ear yourself, and, if you are bothered by the feeling of a blockage, just see your GP or a hearing specialist" advises, Hidden Hearing, Yvonne Doyle, Audiologist of the Year.
This is a procedure where water at body temperature is injected into the ear by the irrigator, which controls the water pressure, to ensure that the ear can’t be damaged. Under the gentle force of the water, the earwax is softened, dislodged and the wax is carried out of the ear.
As well as being fully qualified, our Audiologists receive additional specialist training in both Ear Irrigation and 'Dry Mopping' (keeping the discharging ear dry) from Aston University Birmingham & Newcastle University.
Apply here for your earwax removal, and we will be in touch to schedule an appointment at your nearest Hidden Hearing branch.
Since earwax is necessary, you shouldn’t clean it too much – you simply don’t need to. However, you can wipe away any visible excess earwax using a wet cloth. But ... do not use cotton buds.
Cotton buds are a bad idea. They may look soft, but they are made from artificial fibres that can scratch and inflame the sensitive skin inside the ear canal, leaving it open to infections.
If you think you have a blockage in your ear canal or think you are experiencing excessive earwax, then you need to consult a hearing care expert for specialist cleaning.
The traditional method of ear wax removal that you or your family might have experienced many years ago was “Syringing” this was a high pressure method that could lead to some complications. Today modern technology has now outdated and replaced this procedure. At Hidden Hearing, we only use the latest technology and clinical protocols to give you the best outcomes. We have never nor will we ever use the ear syringing method because of the issues that might arise.
An appointment is necessary. Our earwax consultation and earwax removal fee is €70 for both. Your wax consultation fee of €70 covers the discussion, assessment by screening, removal of any wax (whether present or not), video otoscopy and a general ear health check-up, and advise accordingly. At Hidden Hearing we use all the latest technology with best practice in Micro Irrigation and Micro Suction, as appropriate. The charge is effective 8th June.