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. The practitioner carrying out the procedure will first soften the ear wax with olive oil or a solution. 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.