Think you have wax build up or pain in your ear? Wax removal could be the answer
Officially known as cerumen, earwax is part of the ear's own cleaning system, designed to stop incoming dust, dirt, bacteria - even bugs - in the ear canal and ferry them out again. The wax and trapped debris are propelled along by the movements of the jaw, at about the same speed that fingernails grow. When it reaches the ear opening, the wax usually dries, flakes and falls out, often without the human host noticing.
The process isn't always smooth. Having too much earwax, or wax that is too dry or too sticky, can create a buildup. Much of that is genetically determined. Tens of thousands of Tasmanian's suffer from excess wax build up in their ears.
People report these symptoms from having an excess of wax
Notice a difficulty of hearing
Tinnitus or ringing of the ears sensation
Your ears feel full
Your ears are itchy
Feelings of pain or discomfort
Ears are releasing an odour
If you answered yes to any of these, you may be a candidate for wax removal.
We recommend wax removal under the following circumstances
You are experiencing impacted ears from wax
Have suffered a perforated ear drum
Method may be suitable in the event syringing is no longer an option or unsuitable
You are a hearing aid user/wearer
Had surgery or issues relating to your ear in the past
Your ear canals are narrow, curvy or have a bend in them
Have an excess of hair in your ear canals
Also suitable for skin conditions such as dermatitis or psoriasis