Looking for Ear Wax Removal in Toronto?
How Ear Wax Build-Up Occurs
Under normal circumstances wax in the ears is totally normal, we need a little of it to maintain a healthy ear. Wax is produced just inside the entrance to the ear canal. It lubricates the skin and helps prevent dust and airborne bacteria from entering. A normal ear canal has a self-cleaning mechanism, where the small hairs in the canal encourage the wax and shredded skin towards the canal entrance. If there is no hair there or the ear canal is narrow or an unusual shape it is sometimes impeded, resulting in a build-up of wax that may need removing.
Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?
- a feeling of fullness in the ear
- the sensation of hearing everything muffled
- mild tinnitus
- sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering
If any of these symptoms sound familiar then you could have excess ear wax blocking your ear canal.Contact us to book a wax removal appointment today.
Why You Should Have Ear Wax Removed Professionally
It is not advised that wax is cleared by the use of cotton swabs as this very often pushes it towards the eardrum. This might potentially cause more problems and make it difficult to remove. You should never poke anything down your ear with the view of relieving the problem yourself; the lining of the ear is very delicate and can easily be damaged. Leave it to one of our registered clinical specialists to remove the wax for you.
Our Earwax Removal Service
At Toronto Audiology Associates we use two methods of dry removal which are very safe and very effective; curettage and endoscopic microsuction techniques. Other than that, irrigation procedure is used through an ear cleansing instrument called Earigator™. It has a controlled temperature, pressure and flow rate. Water overflow from the ear collects in a catch basin.
Although a certain amount of earwax is necessary and healthy, it can also affect the wearing of hearing instruments so we advise regular check-ups of both your ears and your hearing aids.
Endoscopic ear wax removal is a newly introduced procedure that involves the removal of ear wax with the help of an otoendoscope. The otoendoscope is used to view the ear canal while the ear wax is removed by curette or microsuction techniques. The use of a special endoscope to remove earwax has clear advantages over many other wax removal methods. The endoscope allows us a high definition extra wide view of the ear canal which makes the removal of ear wax easier to visualize and a safer procedure.
Ear Wax Removal Appointment - 30 minutes
- Assessment of wax build up
- Removal of wax via suction or other tools
- Post-procedure assessment to ensure all wax is cleared and a healthy ear is observed