Everyone has earwax — it is important for overall protection and prevention of infection and itchy ears. Our ears clean themselves and the earwax works its way out without doing anything. However, in some cases it can build up and become excessive blocking the ear canal, which can cause temporary hearing loss, ringing in the ear, pain, or dizziness.
How we remove Ear Wax in your home
Before administering your hearing exam Dr. Brady will examine your ear canal for wax build-up and abnormalities. If a buildup of excessive wax is found during your appointment, Dr. Brady will be able to remove it. We use various tools to remove ear wax quickly, with the least amount of discomfort for you.
If you wear hearing aids, it is more important for your ears to be free of wax to ensure your hearing aids continue to function by keeping them clean and dry. Excessive ear wax can damage your hearing aids or can cause issues like feedback and reduced hearing ability.
Based on your medical history, the anatomy of your ear canals, and type of wax issues we will make the appropriate recommendations so that you may manage your ear wax at home.
1. Ear wax removal is performed under the scope of practice of a licenced Audiologist when it is necessary to do so in order to perform audiometric test procedures in New York State. It is not considered a diagnostic procedure and therefore audiologists are not eligible for reimbursement from insurance. The cost of the wax removal procedure is delegated to the patient.