Ear Wax Removal Perth

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We have a broad profile of hearing tests available for the occupational health industry. Our state of art equipment and facilities enable us to perform advanced testing to assist with patient rehabilitation, or pre-work assessments.

What is Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax, also known as cerumen,  is a substance secreted by the glands in the ear that protects the ear canal and ear drum from dust, particles, bacteria and other microorganisms. In normal and healthy instances, ear wax moves out of the ear naturally but about 6% of all people suffer from earwax blockage which can cause issues such as hearing loss, infection, tinnitus, itching, dizziness and a feeling of fullness.

Ear Was Causes

Factors that cause ear wax to build up in the ear canal include:

  • Usage of cotton buds or other foreign objects to clean out the ear which can push the wax deeper into the ear
  • Frequent use of inner ear headphones, earbuds or earplugs
  • Unusual anatomy of the ear such as a narrow or bendy ear canal

The traditional method used for ear wax removal Perth has normally been syringing or irrigation which involves flushing the ear canal with a pressurised stream of water. However syringing is not appropriate for everyone with 1 in 1000 patients experiencing some sort of complication. A newer, safer and more effective procedure is microsuction ear wax removal.

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

With microsuction ear wax removal, a microscope is used to get a clear view of the wax that is being removed. Then the wax is carefully pushed away from the ear canal walls to the centre using a special tool and suctioned out with a low pressure suctioning machine. It is a quicker and more precise procedure that is gentle on the ear canal and more comfortable for the patient. Moreover, there is a lower risk of infection and damage to the ear structures when compared to other procedures.

Ear Wax Treatment Perth

This method of ear wax removal should be carried out by a fully trained practitioner to ensure a pleasant and thorough experience. At the Art of Hearing, our team of experienced and trained audiologists are dedicated to full-service hearing solutions. 

If you’re experiencing trouble with ear wax blockage, call our friendly team today at (08) 9390 8811 or contact us online here. To book an appointment with an audiologist for a free consultation, you can call or do it online here. A full list of our clinic locations can be found here.

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Tympanometry

This test measures the movement of your eardrum in response to air pressure. It can determine if there is a buildup of fluid, wax buildup, eardrum perforations or tumors.

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Acoustic Reflex Testing

This test measures involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear and is used to determine the location of your hearing problem (the ossicles, cochlea, auditory nerve, etc.) as well as the type of hearing loss.

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Pure Tone Testing

This type of test uses air conduction to measure your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes. You will be asked to wear headphones and sit in a specially designed booth. A series of sounds will be broadcast through the headphones. Every time you hear a tone you will be instructed to raise your hand or press a button. The results will then be charted on an audiogram.

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Bone Conduction Testing

This is another type of pure-tone test that measures your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear; it will send tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This is different than the traditional version, which uses air to send audible sounds. If the results of this test are different than the pure-tone audiometry, your audiologist can use this information to determine your type of hearing loss.

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Speech Testing

This type of testing is used to measure your speech reception threshold (SRT), or the faintest speech you can understand 50 percent of the time. It is administered in either a quiet or noisy environment and measures your ability to separate speech from background noise.

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Referrals for Hearing Tests

At Art of Hearing, we work closely with GPs, ENT Surgeons to provide the best information and advice for patients. If you require a test, please get a referral from your treating GP today.

Occupational Health & WorkCover

Art of Hearing is a certified Work Cover provider. We also provide hearing tests for the Occupational Health settings in industries and work environments. Enquire today for further information.

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