Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax removal refers to the process of safely and effectively removing excessive or impacted ear wax, also known as cerumen, from the ear canal. While ear wax is a natural substance that helps protect the ear, sometimes it can accumulate and cause discomfort, hearing loss, or other symptoms.

Don’t use cotton buds to remove ear wax – heard this before? The use of cotton buds push the wax towards the ear drum and cause more problems, making it difficult to remove. The lining of the ear is very difficult and can be easily damaged so nothing should ever be ‘poked down there’.

Removal is only necessary when you develop large amounts of earwax, which make your ears feel blocked.  Too much earwax can develop due to a very narrow or abnormally shaped ear canal, frequent use of earplugs, cleaning with cotton buds or other unknown reasons.

If you suffer with any of these symptoms please call Sarah

  • A feeling of fullness in the ear
  • The sensation of hearing everything muffled
  • Mild tinnitus
  • Sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering.