What is Ear Wax?
Earwax, sometimes referred to as cerumen is a natural barrier that is made by sebaceous and apocrine sweat glands in the ear canal. Its purpose is to clean and protect the ears by trapping dirt and bacteria so they cannot get further inside the ear and create an ear infection. Occasionally, it can become impacted, resulting in blocked ears, ear discomfort, and temporary hearing loss. Earwax vary in colour from bright yellow to dark brown and can be dry or wet and still serve the same purposes.
Some people create more ear wax than others, but this is not indicative of poor hygiene. One can be more prone to developing ear wax buildup if:
In addition to blocking sound from reaching your ears, excessive earwax can also trap allergens there. Too much earwax might cause the following symptoms:
Usually ear wax flows out naturally and your Ears self-clean with everyday jaw movement, talking and chewing etc. and comes out unnoticed when you shower or take a bath. There are, however, some basic things you may do if you notice any symptoms of ear wax build-up.
Micro-suction earwax removal, sometimes referred to as ear vacuuming, is the most commonly and preferred method of earwax removal used by ENT Surgeons. It is a non-invasive, safe, and effective method of removing extra ear wax.
As opposed to having water syringed into your ears, micro-suction is an entirely dry technique. Although water syringing can be used to remove wax, it has drawbacks and can be painful and messy. Some groups, such as those with perforated eardrums or grommets, diabetics, those with weakened immune systems, and people on blood thinners, must use or prefer a dry approach.
People who currently have an ear infection can also benefit from the use of micro-suction and curettage to clear out illness-related debris and improve the effectiveness of prescribed ear drops. Additionally, it can be used to eliminate foreign objects like insects, cotton swabs, and errant hearing aid domes.
If you’re dealing with earwax build-up, it’s important to clear it as soon as possible. If not, it may eventually lead to a more serious condition like an ear infection.
Hearing Buddy offers micro-suction and curettage for ear wax removal performed only by qualified professional.
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