Ear wax, what does it do, and why do we have problems?
What is ear wax?
Ear wax is produced by glands in the ear to naturally lubricate the ear canal, made up of dead flattened cells, cerumen, sebum and various foreign substances, cosmetics creams and dirt, it is acidic and has antibacterial properties.
Symptoms of ear wax problems?
Loss of hearing
Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
Irritation and itching
Pain in ear
Feeling of fullness in the ear canal
What does it do?
The main function is to clean the ear canal, trap dirt and debris to stop it from entering the inner part of the ear, it also inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Who is more susceptible?
There are certain age ranges and conditions that make it more likely that you will suffer from this condition, age certainly has a role to play, those aged 50 and over and older men tend to have more hair in their ear canals, this makes the wax harder and more difficult to be naturally removed. In narrow or deformed ear canals wax can be more predisposed to impaction, certain skin conditions such as atopic eczema or psoriasis also can cause impaction.
Why do I get ear wax problems?
Wax is normally removed from the ear by the movement of the jaw but if this natural elimination is disrupted then wax can become impacted in the ear canal, using foreign object like cotton buds to try and remove the wax can further exacerbate the problem.
If you are suffering from ear wax build up, dry, itchy and painful ears or some loss of hearing you can pop a couple of drops of olive oil into the affected ear to soften the wax.
We do not recommend poking or prodding cotton buds into the ear canal as this can force the ear wax further down the canal.
We offer a fuss free mobile ear wax removal service by highly qualified registered professionals. Contact us today for more information and to make your appointment.
A DIFFERENT WAY OF DELIVERING AURAL HEALTH CARE
At no2wax, we offer professional earwax micro-suction and services from registered Audiologists.
The clinical aural procedures on offer at no2wax are designed to remove wax build up and deposits in an easy hassle-free manner, in the comfort of your own home! All of our Audiologists are registered practitioners under the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are based in Kington, Herefordshire and our service is available throughout all of West Sussex! Appointments can be booked online and we offer out of hours services and emergency earwax removal, for the times when you need a quick, effective private treatment! Book online today or get in touch to find out more.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN AUDIOLOGIST ONLINE TODAY!
At no2wax we offer a very different kind of service! We are a team of trained Audiologists that understand hearing and how the ear works. We know that visiting your GP to have your ears checked out is always the best course of action, but isn't always possible. If you are having issues with your hearing due to a wax build up, then we offer a fast, efficient and reliable mobile service at a time that is convenient to you. We can even offer an out of hours emergency services for when you have a pressing need for better, clearer hearing! You can book an appointment online and request our earwax removal service today! Get in touch to find out more!
AFFORDABLE PRICES FOR PRIVATE EARWAX REMOVAL AND TREATMENTS!
As part of our very different service, we offer a FREE loyalty card for all returning customers. This card entitles the patient to 20% off every fourth treatment.
Additionally no2wax offers a discounted rate for 30 minute pre-booked online hearing rehabilitation consultations. These are with our sister company, SoundProspects®. Usually charged at £25, existing no2wax patients enjoy a £5 discount per 30 minute consultation with our Principal Clinical Audiologist. Double appointments are available for those who feel they may need a longer appointment.