EAR WAX REMOVAL

Ear wax can easily become impacted in the ear canal causing pain, loss of hearing, balance upset, and hearing aid feedback (whistling). Our Audiologists hold an Advanced Certificate for earwax management from the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. They are trained to perform ear cleaning procedures using micro-suction, irrigation and curettage techniques in accordance with all relevant clinical standards. No referral is required.

COMMON CAUSES OF WAX BUILD UP

  • Attempted at-home wax removal.
  • Narrow ear canals.
  • Wearing hearing aids or ear plugs.
  • Loss of elasticity and aging.
  • Hormonal changes in the body.
  • Changes in weather or living and working in a dusty environment.
  • Medical conditions.
  • Attempted at-home wax removal.
  • Narrow ear canals.
  • Wearing hearing aids or ear plugs.
  • Loss of elasticity and aging.
  • Hormonal changes in the body.
  • Changes in weather or living and working in a dusty environment.
  • Medical conditions.

OUR METHODS OF EAR WAX REMOVAL

Microsuction

MICRO-SUCTION

A special method available at our clinic, this technique uses a medical suction device. Micro-suction is accepted across the medical profession as the safest, most comfortable, and most effective method for ear wax removal, and in most cases, the blockage is removed in minutes. This procedure is performed dry, significantly reducing the risk of infection and minimising any mess.

Microsuction
Mechanical Curettage
Mechanical Curettage

MECHANICAL (CURETTAGE)

A curette is a thin, long, curved tool that allows your audiologist to gently remove the ear wax lodged in your earcanal. After inspecting your ear with an otoscope, we will use the curette to remove the wax. If the earwax is hard, an earwax softening agent will be used to soften it. This method is painless and effective.

 

Irrigation

IRRIGATION

Your audiologist will use special solution to soften and loosen the ear wax build-up before flushing it with water. We use a low-pressure system to gently remove the wax, making the treatment painless and easy. Irrigation is best used when micro-suction or mechanical methods are not suitable options for the client.

Irrigation