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Our Ear Wax Removal Services in Colorado

Did you know that ear wax blockage is a common cause of hearing loss? That’s why our hearing loss specialists in Canon City and Pueblo, Colorado, are pleased to provide professional ear wax removal services in addition to our hearing evaluations and custom hearing aids. At Pueblo & Canon City Hearing Aid, our team is committed to helping you enjoy a better quality of life through good hearing.

What Is Ear Wax and Why Is Removal Necessary?

Ear wax is known clinically as cerumen. It’s not actually a wax, although it does have a wax-like texture. It’s comprised of dead skin cells from the ear canal, mixed with the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands. These glands excrete sweat and oil, respectively.

Although ear wax isn’t considered desirable, it does actually serve a purpose. Your body makes ear wax to lubricate the skin, inhibit bacterial infections, and protect the auditory canal. Although it serves a purpose, too much ear wax is not a good thing, which is why our hearing specialists offer professional ear wax removal services.

Do You Have an Ear Wax Blockage?

You should schedule an appointment at our office in Canon City or Pueblo if you think you may have an ear wax blockage. Watch out for the following indicators:

  • Earache
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Ear itchiness
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear

Tips for Cleaning Out Your Ears Safely

Your ear canal is highly sensitive and prone to injury. For that reason, our professionals strongly recommend not attempting to clean out your ear canal by yourself at home. If you do need to clean the outer ear, you can use a cotton swab to apply gentle pressure. Be sure not to insert the cotton swab inside the ear canal; only use it on the outer ear.

How to Reduce Ear Wax Build-Up

Each time you move your jaw, such as to chew, the old ear wax that has accumulated within the ear canal will naturally migrate toward the opening. When it reaches the outer ear, the ear wax becomes dried and naturally removes itself. If you insert a cotton swab or other object into the ear canal, you’ll actually push the ear wax deeper inside. This can also happen if you try to use an at-home ear wax removal tool or an ear wax removal kit. Some of these products can inflict injuries on your ear canal, and we don’t recommend trying them.

Instead, try putting just a few small drops of mineral oil in your ears one or two times per day. This will help soften the ear wax, enabling it to more easily migrate to your outer ears.

Why Do You Need Professional Ear Wax Removal?

An ear wax blockage in the ear canal can create a number of problems. You may experience hearing loss, dizziness, and other unpleasant symptoms. Too much ear wax can also affect the function of your hearing aids. That’s why we recommend visiting our hearing specialists in Canon City or Pueblo for professional ear wax removal.

Methods of Ear Wax Removal

Our patients often wonder, “Does ear wax removal hurt?” It can be painful if you try to do it yourself at home using an ear wax removal kit. However, professional ear wax removal is never painful. There are a few methods our professionals can use.

  • Curet – We can use this small, curved tool to manually extract an ear wax blockage from your ear canal.
  • Suction – Another method uses suction to gently extract the wax.
  • Flush – Lastly, we may flush out the ear wax blockage with warm water and saline.

Contact Us About Our Ear Wax Removal Services

The hearing specialists at Pueblo & Canon City Hearing Aid are pleased to offer comprehensive, professional ear wax removal services to help you maintain your hearing and your overall wellness. In addition, we provide hearing evaluations and custom hearing aids. Contact our team at 719-695-5640 to schedule an appointment for professional ear wax removal.

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