Professional Cerumen (Earwax) Removal In Arizona
Wax buildup can progress gradually and is almost unnoticeable until it’s too late. Some of the first signs you will experience are the feelings of your ears being clogged or blocked. This may lead to you struggling more to hear than you’re used to, which is a common symptom.
Earwax is not all that bad. It’s a natural substance that our bodies produce to protect us. Its primary objective is to keep dirt and dust out of our ears to prevent any bacteria or fungi from developing and causing infections.
Earwax is actually a good thing in small doses.
However, when earwax builds up too much, it can really become a problem. Impacted earwax can present a sudden or temporary hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in your ears, dizziness, headaches, or even balance issues.
Pinpointing the cause of impacted earwax is very difficult, as it’s different for each person. The most common cause though is cotton swabs. Even when properly used, these swabs cause more earwax to be pushed deeper into the ear than removed, which over time leads to blockages.
There are many home remedies to remove earwax and most have been passed down from generation to generation, but the only true way to safely remove earwax and preserve your hearing for the future is to see an audiologist. Below are some myths we have heard from many of our patients who are in the same situation as you.
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The Myths & Misconceptions Surrounding Earwax
Myth #1 – My ears produce too much earwax!
This is hardly the case with most people. Your body knows how much you need to keep debris out of your ears. Cleaning them too much can also raise issues, as your body will start to produce more and may cause a blockage that way also.
Myth #2 – I’ll just use my cotton swabs to remove earwax
This is not advisable. Using cotton swabs can cause more harm than good. This is the leading cause of impacted earwax in Arizona since the swab just pushes the wax further in. If you go in too far with the swab, you can cause more damage than just impacted earwax as well.
Myth #3 – There are tutorials online that show me exactly how to remove my own earwax
There are lots of tutorials online that will CLAIM to teach you how to do something. But as we all know, you can’t believe everything you hear. There are serious long-term effects that can arise without proper technique and procedure. Consulting with a professional will be worth its weight in gold. Leave the online tutorials for making a good guacamole.
Myth #4 – My ear will heal itself
If you have a blockage, then that is your body telling you that something is wrong. Leaving a problem unattended will only cause more harm in the long run.
How Does Earwax Removal Work?
The team at Ascent Audiology &Hearing has been clinically trained by ENT physicians on how to properly clean ears, which makes us one of the most trusted clinics in The Valley.
What’s more, all of our hearing care professionals are experts in this procedure, so you’ll never be kept waiting.
Here is a run-down of what you can expect when you visit us for an earwax removal appointment.
#1 – You’re Welcomed As Soon As You Arrive
We treat all of our patients like family. At each of our three locations in The Valley, we want everyone to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to take action with their hearing health. We ensure private rooms and one-on-one time with one of our hearing professionals.
#2 – We Take The Time To Learn About Your Situation
Familiarizing ourselves with the history of your hearing is crucial for future diagnosis. Even if you’re just in for earwax removal, we want to prepare for the future and make sure your ears are working in top form.
#3 – Time To Have A Look
We use a professional video otoscope to view the inner workings of your ear. This lets us know the severity of the blockage and we can explain it to you in detail, or you can watch for yourself on the screen provided.
Depending on the severity of the blockage, we may use other equipment too, including Suction, Earigator, Loops, Forceps and Picks.
#4 – Now For The Fun Part
To remove earwax, we use suction, a common, safe, and successful method that has been used for years. It’s a gentle process that uses a vacuum to gently remove excess wax from your ears. It is actually the safest way of cleaning ears. This technique was learned from working in ENT practices. We believe in using all methods as no one method alone works for all ears and doing it COMFORTABLY!
#5 – Enjoy That New Sense Of Relief
A sense of relief will overcome you and you’ll wonder why you didn’t address the problem sooner. It truly is a great feeling for your ears to be able to breathe again.
Before and After the Removal of Earwax
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