Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the outer part of ear canal of humans and other mammals. It has a tendency of coming out the ear on its own with the help of muscles and skin movement of the ear. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication.
Excessive earwax may block the passage of sound into the ear. It is also estimated to be the cause of 60–80% of hearing aid faults.
How to remove the blockage?
People often go for ear drops and ear candling. “good luck” The most popular way is by ear syringing. Not always comfortable and not always working. Imagine the water has to be forced into your ear canal, hopefully gets behind the wax and pushes it out.
Micro-suction combined with wax ring picking is by far the best procedure for ear wax removal. The main issue here is gentle and accuracy. We use Otologic Microscope and Vorotek O-Scope to guide us to remove the blockage without damage your ear canal and ear drum. It is a safe procedure with minimum discomfort, carrying out by a well trained Audiologist.
Do I need to use ear drops before the wax removal?
No; ear drop can make the wax muddy and very hard to get the whole block out in one go.