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Don't put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow!

Nikki Roxburgh - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some people are tempted to use things such as cotton buds, hair clips and other small items to clean their ears. However, ear specialists see an alarming number of ear problems (some serious) linked to the use of cotton buds. The ears naturally clean themselves. A face washer/flannel to wipe away wax at the outer ear is often all that is needed.

Blocked ears make you feel irritated, and dull your hearing. Hard ear wax can easily become embedded in the ear, causing pain, loss of hearing, balance upset and whistling hearing aids. This can be upsetting to you and those around you.  

Introducing Ear Wax Removal at Acute Hearing

The Audiologists at Acute Hearing clean your ears and give you relief without the discomfort of syringing with water. A more gentle and successful approach of ear wax removal is used. Wax is removed under a microscope using the Vorotek O Scope. The same techniques used by some Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist doctors.

Many people suffer ear blockages from ear wax and need regular cleaning. In the past, this meant a visit to the doctor who would generally use water syringing to flush out the wax.  For some this is not comfortable and sometimes leaves wax behind.

Hearing aid wearers are particularly prone to ear wax build up resulting in hearing loss and hearing aid feedback or whistling. It was only last week that I had a hearing aid user tell me her aids were not working and I found a piece of cotton embedded close to her ear drum.

Acute Hearing removes ear wax from children and adults and also remove objects which can become stuck in the ear. The cost for ear wax removal is $95. Whilst referrals are provided by Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists and Doctors they are not necessary.

James Roxburgh

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