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Is it good to get your ears professionally cleaned?

Are you experiencing ear pressure, discomfort, muffled hearing, dizziness, or ringing in the ears? You may need to see an audiologist, get your ears checked, or have your ears professionally cleaned. Audiologists may carry out a hearing test in addition to cleaning your ears professionally to learn more about the condition of your hearing.

If you try to clear an ear wax blockage on your own, chances are, you may put your ears at risk. Why? The lining of the ear canal is quite thin, making injury very easy to cause.

With professional ear cleaning, you can be confident that the proper equipment and method will be used. Audiologists are trained to perform professional ear cleaning.

At Austin Hearing Aid Center, we can see within the ear canal, recognize the debris and wax produced, and choose the most effective way to get rid of the blockage.

Are the ears self-cleaning?

The majority of individuals are unaware that wax is there because our ears primarily clean themselves. Wax typically goes to the ear’s outer edge where it can be removed with a cotton swab. Take note, cotton swabs can be used to clean the ears BUT, only for the outer part.

If you are experiencing symptoms of earwax impaction, don’t hesitate to reach out to an audiologist. Professional ear cleaning can help you avoid ear infections, enhance your hearing, and generally boost hearing health.

Why is it necessary to remove impacted earwax?

A significant obstruction could result from excessive earwax production. When this happens, you might notice up to a 40% reduction in your hearing capacity up until the clog is eliminated.

We make sure to be informed of any drugs or health conditions you may have before doing professional ear cleaning or earwax removal. The ear canal’s walls might become extremely thin and bleed easily as a result of some drugs.

Prior to beginning the professional ear cleaning, you must discuss with the audiologist any peculiarities in your hearing. These nuances could be anything from ringing in the ears to hearing loss to itching. This step is important because it allows us to determine the appropriate ear-cleaning technique best suited for the current status of your hearing.

How Does An Audiologist Clean Ears?

Different techniques are used by audiologists to clean ears. carefully eliminates the wax from the ear canal using tools such as a curette, an irrigator, or a micro suction machine. An audiologist may also use a syringe loaded with warm water, saline, or diluted hydrogen peroxide to flush out the wax.

The approach and technique of ear cleaning will greatly depend on the impaction.

How do I know if I need to get my ears professionally cleaned?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with an audiologist to determine the problem and prevent complications:

  • Muffled hearing
  • Ear pain
  • Discharge in the ear(s)
  • Dark earwax
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Dizziness
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Feeling of fullness in the ears

Only trust the experts

Several common remedies for ear cleaning, such as cotton swabs or ear candles, can make the situation worse. By inserting anything, you run the danger of moving the ear wax further inside and damaging your eardrum.

Earwax may be softened by over-the-counter drops, but they frequently fail to remove impacted wax and exacerbate the feeling of being clogged instead.

At Austin Hearing Aid Center, we offer quick and thorough professional ear wax removal. Our audiologists are skilled in safely removing any foreign objects and accumulated wax from your ears while also making sure there are no other problems that could be impairing your hearing.

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Our office is conveniently located off Ben White and Menchaca Road. We take our time with each person, therefore, it is necessary to schedule your appointment in advance.