Earwax Removal

Earwax Removal

Your Earwax Removal Experts in Greensboro, NC

Do voices sound far away or muffled and you fear you’re losing your hearing?

Do your ears feel full or stuffy and achy, but you don’t have a cold? The cause of your discomfort could be built-up or impacted earwax.

Although earwax is a naturally occurring substance produced by glands in your ear canal to moisturize, clean, and fight off infection, when it is built up or impacted, it can cause problems.

If you’re looking for relief, you might be wondering, “Where do I find professional earwax removal near me?”

Aim Hearing has you covered with the safest, most effective earwax removal by an earwax removal specialist in Greensboro, NC.

Symptoms of Earwax Buildup

When earwax accumulates and becomes impacted, it blocks the ear canal and can cause all sorts of irritation and discomfort, such as:

  • Aural fullness (stuffiness)
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Muffled hearing
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Balance issues
  • Itchiness or irritation in the ear canal
  • Decreased hearing aid performance
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Frequently Asked Questions about Earwax Removal

What Is Earwax?

The sticky, wax-like oil known as cerumen is nature’s way of keeping your ears healthy. The purpose of cerumen is to clean out dirt, fungus, bacteria, and other debris from your ear canal as well as lubricate your ears, but it also has antimicrobial properties that defend against bacteria and fungus, so it is important to maintain a delicate balance between having enough earwax and having too much.

What Causes Earwax Buildup and Impacted Earwax?

Several conditions may lead to earwax buildup, including narrow ear canals, loss of elasticity from aging, living/working in dusty environments, and hearing aid use, but the most common cause of impacted earwax is the use of cotton swabs for extensive ear hygiene. You are more likely to push the earwax deeper into the ear canal and pack it in tighter rather than remove it whenever you use a cotton swab or some other long, thin tube (we shudder to think of what that could be).

When Should Earwax Be Removed?

Whenever you’re experiencing stuffiness, aching, muffled hearing, or any of the other symptoms of impacted earwax, you need to seek professional earwax removal. You should also see a hearing care professional if your ears produce excessive amounts of earwax, especially if you wear hearing aids.

Is Earwax Removal Painful?

An earwax removal will flush out the wax using warm water, allowing it to soften and fall out on its own. Even when it is necessary to use a curette, there is little discomfort, as earwax removal specialists are specially trained in how to use it and have a better point of view than trying to clean it out yourself.

Will Earwax Removal Help Hearing?

In some cases, individuals who come in for a hearing check-up because they think they’re experiencing a hearing loss hear better instantly after having impacted earwax removed. In the long run, maintaining a proper balance of earwax produces healthier ears, which always helps your hearing.

When to See a Specialist for Earwax Removal

An earwax removal specialist has the expertise, experience, and equipment to deal with earwax the right way, maintaining nature’s delicate balance by allowing enough earwax to stay healthy. Earwax removal specialists also have a better view of your ear and special training in various earwax removal techniques to ensure safe removal.

When earwax production is an ongoing issue, our doctors of audiology can recommend proven products designed to reduce earwax production without upsetting the balance of natural earwax production.

Earwax removal does not involve digging and scraping around in your ear canal with a curette (a long, thin instrument with a wire loop). The primary method used for earwax removal is irrigation, which involves using a rubber bulb syringe to introduce warm water into your ear to soften the earwax and help flush it out.

In most cases, irrigation is enough, but for particularly stubborn earwax, we have to use a curette. From our vantage point, we can perform the task with the least amount of discomfort to you and without the risk of doing damage to your ear canal and/or eardrum.

Schedule an Earwax Removal Appointment

You don’t have to endure the earache, hearing loss, tinnitus, or other symptoms that come from having impacted earwax. Our earwax removal specialist at Aim Hearing has the expertise, experience, and equipment to safely remove built-up earwax, help you get control of excessive earwax production, and find the relief you need from the discomfort.

Contact us by submitting the adjacent form, and a member of our team will call you back to help set up an appointment for safe and effective earwax removal by one of our professionals.

Please note that earwax removal appointments are $50 per ear and last for an estimated 30 minutes.

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