Professional Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax is normal, even necessary. Also known as cerumen, ear wax:
- Protects the sensitive skin in the ear canal
- Lubricates the ear canal
- Fights infection with antibiotic properties
However, too much ear wax or impacted ear wax can cause ear pain, irritation, itchiness and even temporary hearing loss and tinnitus.
If you have a buildup of ear wax that’s causing symptoms, do not try to clear it yourself. Many people use Q-tips to clean out their ears, but inserting any foreign object into the ear canal risks damaging the sensitive, delicate structures inside. This can cause a temporary irritation to become permanent damage and hearing loss.
Meanwhile, using a solution such as hydrogen peroxide may strip your ear of too much cerumen, leaving your ear vulnerable to irritation and infection.
Instead, request an appointment at Atkins Hearing Center. We have the tools and the experience to provide safe, effective ear wax cleaning. You’ll hear better and itch less after a short session with our hearing care professionals.
If you have a buildup of ear wax that is causing discomfort or hearing loss, request an appointment at Atkins Hearing Center today.