Ear Health Care
Ear wax build up can cause increased hearing loss, pain and irritation. You should never try to remove ear wax yourself as the ears are extremely sensitive and you could make your situation worse. Impacted ear wax causes greater hearing loss, discomfort, and is harder to remove.
Depending on the condition of your ear canal an individually tailored method of ear wax removal will be used:
- Microsuction: micro-instruments are used to apply gentle suction to the wax safely removing it out of the ear.
- Ear irrigation: using specialised equipment the ear is gently flushed with a flow of warm water.
- Mechanical removal: a medical implement is used to hook or clasp the wax gently removing it from the ear canal.
Earwax build up
It is perfectly natural for earwax to form in the ear canal. It serves to protect the eardrum form small particles that enter the ear and may cause damage. The wax and trapped articles are slowly moved along the ear canal where they wither fall out or are wiped away.
If this natural mechanism is interfered with this can lead to a problematic build-up of ear wax that may block the ear canal causing increased hearing loss.
Signs of a blockage in the ear canal include:
- Impaired hearing
- Ear pain (otalgia)
- Ear infections
I have been practicing Audiology in the NHS for over 25 years, I am very proud of this time, the best training and experience I could have received. With patient care being at the center of every appointment, you can be sure that you will be listened to, heard and treated with dignity, empathy and respect.
I work with adults and paediatrics, this wealth of experience enables me to see these varying patient groups with confidence.
The highlight of my career has to be when I was awarded the Audiologist of the year award for going over and above the call of duty in patient care.
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