Earwax buildup can be quite uncomfortable, and can cause hearing loss and several other related issues if left untreated. Most people that suffer from it don’t realize that they can receive instant relief with a low-cost and effective cleaning. At Micron Audiology, our patients can manage their earwax problems with the use of our revolutionary removal techniques and customized treatment plans.
What Causes Earwax?
Earwax is not necessary a bad thing. It has many beneficial functions designed to keep the ear healthy. Also known as cerumen, earwax is secreted by the ceruminous glands in the outer ear canal. These secretions cleanse the ear and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi. Regular facial movements and chewing motions move earwax out at a comfortable pace, lubricating the ear to prevent itching and dryness. This also helps expel excess wax and discourages debris from entering the ear canal. When a body produces more earwax than needed, it slowly builds up and can cause blockages due to the excess. The use of hearing aids or earplugs can make you more susceptible to buildup since these objects block the body from naturally pushing the earwax out. Tinnitus, headaches, ear pain or feeling of fullness, partial hearing loss, vertigo and other symptoms can be a result of earwax buildup.
Can ears be cleaned at home?
Earwax can be maintained at home after a professional cleaning. When cleaning at home, use of over-the-counter items like cotton swabs and ear candles is not recommended. They can cause further damage and even make the blockage worse. Cotton swabs or other foreign objects that go in the ear will only push the earwax further down. Techniques like water irrigation and wax softening drops can be a big help when done properly based on the recommendations of an audiologist. But none of these home cleanings will be effective if a professional cleaning isn’t done first. Home cleanings are meant to maintain earwax, not completely break up the blockage. For a professional solution, Micron Audiology has removal services for both new and returning patients.
How can Micron Audiology help?
Earwax removal doesn’t have to be an expensive process and can be performed for as low as $24-48 per session. This is without insurance and makes it one of the most affordable procedures in the industry. We use state-of-the-art methods to remove earwax with the aid of a surgical scope, video otoscopy and advanced flushing techniques. It’s a complete, all-in-one solution that is cost-friendly to interested consumers.
If you’re experiencing earwax buildup issues or any other symptoms associated with this condition, contact one of the professionals at Micron Audiology to schedule an appointment.