Ear Wax Removal Harlow2023-10-31T11:21:54+00:00

Ear Wax Removal in Harlow

Using the microsuction technique, we gently remove ear blockages, providing a safer and more comfortable alternative to methods like syringing and irrigation. Using a small, thin probe, we precisely target earwax and ear canal infections, using gentle suction to eliminate the blockage. What sets microsuction apart is its ability to eliminate the need for pre-treatment measures such as olive oil or ear drops. This method of earwax removal is not only highly effective but also exceptionally safe.

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Benefits of Microsuction

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ear Wax?2023-10-29T16:39:00+00:00

Ear wax, scientifically known as Cerumen, is the yellow or orange substance found in your ears, primarily composed of deceased skin cells and a blend of natural fluids in the ear canal. Though not often discussed, ear wax serves a beneficial purpose. Cerumen plays a protective role, shielding the ear from dust, dirt, and bacteria. The secretions also lubricate the ear canal, preventing uncomfortable dryness and itchiness. Remember, ear wax is completely natural and a universal occurrence. Plus, it possesses self-cleansing properties!

What can cause earwax buildup?2023-10-29T16:38:38+00:00

Numerous factors can contribute to the accumulation of earwax. For some individuals, a natural tendency to produce excess earwax leads to frequent blockages. Common causes of earwax buildup encompass:

  • Excessive Wax Production: Certain individuals naturally generate more earwax.
  • Narrow or Hairy Canals: Overly narrow or hairy ear canals can impede proper wax drainage.
  • Aging and Dryness: Elderly individuals may experience dry, hardened earwax due to natural changes.
  • Bony Growths: The presence of bony growths within the ear canal can obstruct wax flow.
  • Unsafe Habits: Inserting cotton buds into the ear can inadvertently push wax deeper.
  • Device Use: Wearing hearing aids or in-ear headphones might inadvertently push wax further into the ear canal.
What are the common symptoms of blocked ears?2023-10-29T16:38:15+00:00

Frequently encountered indicators of blocked ears include:

  • Sensation of ear fullness
  • Hearing sounds in a muffled manner
  • Mild tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Ear discomfort
  • Sudden onset of hearing loss
When should I have my ears professionally cleaned?2023-10-29T16:37:54+00:00

The buildup of ear wax, especially when deeply impacted, can lead to a muted and dulled impact on your hearing. Should you experience symptoms such as earache, slight hearing impairment, a sensation of fullness, ear ringing, and even a popping sound while chewing, it’s advisable to arrange a professional ear cleaning appointment. Our skilled audiologists will examine your ear canal for potential blockages and utilise the painless, swift, and remarkably effective microsuction technique to safely remove accumulated ear wax, restoring your hearing clarity.

What are the common methods of ear wax removal?2023-10-29T16:37:37+00:00

Three primary methods are employed for ear wax removal, each chosen based on the specific issue and the audiologist’s preference. The three commonly utilised techniques include:

  1. Physical Removal: This approach involves the use of a specialised instrument to carefully extract accumulated ear wax.
  2. Irrigation: Employing a syringe-like instrument, water is introduced into the ear with controlled pressure, facilitating the cleansing process.
  3. Microsuction: An advanced, painless method utilising gentle suction for earwax removal, with the process visually monitored through a video otoscope.
Why you should have your ear cleaned professionally?2023-10-29T16:37:17+00:00

Ears, being highly sensitive, may tempt us to clean them with cotton buds or similar tools. However, such practices can be harmful. Instead of effectively removing ear wax, cotton buds tend to push it deeper towards the eardrum. Unfortunately, this approach leads to numerous cases where eardrums are ruptured or perforated due to the insertion of cotton buds. This not only complicates the earwax removal process but also poses a significant risk to hearing. It’s crucial to remember that nothing smaller than an elbow should enter the ear. Qualified specialists should exclusively handle earwax removal to prevent any potential lasting damage.

Is ear syringing safe?2023-10-29T16:36:59+00:00

Ear syringing is not only ineffective but also risky. This method, which involves using a large syringe to forcefully introduce water into the ear canal, can result in lasting damage. It’s important to steer clear of this unsafe and inefficient approach to earwax removal.

How much is Ear Wax Removal?2023-10-29T16:36:42+00:00

The cost of ear wax removal is £60 (for one or both ears). If the event that there is no wax seen, a consultation of fee of £35 is payable.

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