Specialists in Earwax Removal

What is ear wax?

Ear wax

What is ear wax? Cerumen (by it’s medical name) is is made up of dead skin cells from your ear canal mixed with sweat, fat, cholesterol, alcohol and lipids which are produced by two glands in your ear. 

Earwax

Sounds Nice Right?

Not if you ask the girlfriend of the Suffolk man who, in 2017, made her a candle from his own earwax for her birthday. It may have taken him years to collect it all but she didn’t appreciate his efforts as much as he had hoped, telling local news “It’s smells disgusting. It makes me want to vomit”.

It’s fair to say that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. That said it is hugely important for your ears, acting as a natural lubricant to reduce itchy, dry skin; and also as your body’s way of trying to fend off nasty infections.

Earwax

Effects

Too much of it and you can develop a conductive hearing loss, a blockage which stops sound coming through at the levels you need to function correctly.

The build up can often become stubborn, not dropping out of your ears naturally like it should.

There are a few home remedies you can try at first. If they aren’t successful then you need help. That’s where we can step in. You should seek help if you develop a hearing loss, earache, tinnitus or vertigo.

Sounds & Sensations

How Do I Know If I Have An Ear Wax Blockage?

Signs of a blockage include:

Can Ear Wax Build-Up Affect My Hearing Aids?

If you wear hearing aids, ear wax can affect how they work. A significant amount can cause them to ‘whistle’, usually stopped following ear wax removal.

Regular usage of hearing aids, and things like headphones, can also make you prone to a blockage, as the device stops the natural process of the ears cleaning themselves.

Is Tinnitus Linked To Ear wax?

You may experience tinnitus if you have a build-up of ear wax. Often this happens if you have developed a sudden hearing loss. Once the earwax is removed, the tinnitus usually goes away. If this isn’t the case the you may require further support. In this case we can help you find the best help and advice.

If you’d like to find out more before making your booking, why not call us on 01429 233 091 or you can visit the NHS site on ear wax build up.