It is natural to have ear wax, ear wax plays an important part in keeping our ear canals lubricated also stopping bacteria and dust from entering. In most cases ear wax will leave the ear naturally, sometimes the ear wax can get trapped in the ear canal which may cause to:
· Discomfort or pain
· Dizziness or hearing loss
· Itchiness in the ear canal
· Pressure or feeling of fullness within the ear
· Mild ringing in the ear
These symptoms should not be rejected, and you should not attempt to remove ear wax yourself by forcing anything into your ear. The lining of the ear canal is very delicate and it is extremely simple to damage. You should seek the advice of a Registered Hearing Care professional.
What to expect on the day?
A fully qualified audiologist will perform a medical questionnaire and check your ear with an otoscope. If impacted ear wax is present this will be safely removed from the ear.
Microsuction ear wax removal Farnborough takes between 20 and 30 minutes depending on one or both ears being treated.
On rare occasions it may be necessary to also use hot water irrigation treatment to finish the procedure. In most cases the ear wax will be removed completely and no follow ups necessary. If a follow up procedure is required there is no extra charge for this.
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Farnborough Ear Wax Removal Clinic
Is a yellow brown substance made from cerumen. It’s secreted in your ears to keep them free of germs, water and keeps the ear canal lubricated.
From time to time ear wax can build up. The Ear canal produces skin which can trap migrating ear wax. Hence a snow ball effect of build up.
Ear wax build up can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. It may also cause disorientation and loss of balance. If you where hearing aids it will cause whistling feedback.
Microsuction is the safest most preferred technique to remove ear wax. It’s used in hospital by ENT departments to draw out wax from the canal by gentle vacuum.
Prior to removal it’s a good idea to use olive oil drops 2 to 3 drops before bedtime 3 days before Microsuction.
Depending on how soft the ear wax is it can take between 10 to 15 minutes per side.
Instant relief of hearing loss and pain if the wax is migrating but can not move out due to large amounts of accumulation. Relief from tinnitus.