Ear wax (or cerumen) is a naturally occurring substance in the ear canal. The purpose of wax is to lubricate the canal and provide a natural barrier to protect the delicate skin in the ear.
Some people are prone to build-up based on their age, how much their glands secrete, and how small or narrow their ears are. People who frequently have something plugging their ears (earbuds, earplugs and hearing aids) tend to build up wax more often.
Those who try to clean their own ears at home can often push the wax deeper into their ears, creating more harm than good. STAY AWAY FROM Q-TIPS!
When ear wax builds up too much or becomes impacted, it can cause problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), ear fullness, ear pain and dizziness.
How We Can Help!
In addition to the problems that excess ear wax can cause, a hearing test needs a reasonably clear ear with a view of the eardrum to obtain accurate results. Not many audiology clinics offer professional wax removal. At the NHHC, you can enjoy the convenience of completing the wax removal and test all at one location.
In addition to specialized LED scoops/curettes and other wax removal tools, at the NHHC, we offer a unique tool to safely and effectively remove wax called the Earigator.
This equipment was developed by an ear specialist (a.k.a. otolaryngologist) and uses warm and pressure-controlled water to safely and comfortably remove all ear wax. It has been described as an “ear spa” by many.
Contact our office to book your professional ear cleaning today.
To our NHHC clients,
Please note that the office will be closed on, Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 1st. Our office will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday, July 4th.