Earwax Removal Melbourne
Do you have blocked ears?
Earwax can build up and block the ear canals. This impacted earwax if left untreated can lead to a number of issues including ear infections.
At Hearing Professionals, we offer wax removal by the curette method or by using microsuction. These dry methods have the advantage of not exposing the ear to moisture, which minimises the risk of infection.
With hearing clinics all over Melbourne and beyond, if you’re looking for ear cleaning or ear wax removal near you, contact the team at Hearing Professionals today.
A medical curette is a small, spoon-like or scoop-like tool made from medical steel. Our medical professionals use the curette to gently and safely scoop out the earwax from the ear canal. The curette method is especially useful when the earwax has hardened and become impacted.
Microsuction earwax removal is a modern earwax removal treatment. At selected clinics, we use ENT surgical grade microscopes, which can look deep into the ear canal with high magnification. This combined with a specialised medical grade micro-suction machine, allows for the safe and painless removal of deep and/or stubborn earwax. If possible, the ear wax should be softened with a proprietary ear wax softening spray, available from our clinics or your chemist, at least 2-3 days prior to your appointment.
We offer microsuction for over patients 12 years of age and older from our clinics in Melbourne, Brighton, Bundoora, Ballarat, Burwood, Boronia, Geelong, Ivanhoe, Sunshine and Wodonga.
The appearance of earwax varies from light yellow to dark brown. Darker colours do not necessarily indicate that there is a blockage in the ear.
Signs of earwax build-up include:
- sudden or partial hearing loss, which is usually temporary
- tinnitus, which is a ringing in the ear or buzzing in the ear
- a feeling of fullness in the ear
- earache or discomfort
As unremoved earwax buildup can lead to infection, please contact your doctor and seek medical advice if you experience the symptoms of infection, These include:
- severe pain in your ear
- pain in your ear that does not subside
- drainage from your ear
- persistent hearing loss
- an odour coming from your ear
It’s important to note that hearing loss, dizziness and earaches also have many other causes. A medical evaluation can help determine if another health issue is present. Contact our hearing clinics on 1300 768 108 for an audiological evaluation to first determine if your symptoms are due to excessive earwax.
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