Professional Earwax Removal In San Antonio
If you, or someone you love, feel like there’s something in your ears and your ears causing stuffiness, muting sound, or making them ache, the problem could be impacted earwax.
Earwax is nature’s way of cleaning your ears. Also called cerumen, earwax is produced in the ear canal in order to attract and capture dirt, dust, and anything else trapped inside your ears, as well as prevent irritation and infection thanks to its natural antibacterial and antifungal qualities.
Having a buildup of earwax or impacted earwax can cause things such as dizziness, balance problems, headaches, ear pain, and sudden hearing loss. Unfortunately, the most common cause of impacted earwax involves people using cotton swabs to try to clear out the earwax, which only makes the problem worse by pushing it farther down your ear canal and causing a serious blockage.
The safest, fastest way to get rid of earwax is to have it removed by a hearing care specialist.
The Dr. was extremely professional and helpful. Went in with a clogged ear and, hallelujah, left office with clean ears and perfect hearing. Very fair priced as well. Thank you audicles!
The Myths &
We’ve heard so many myths and treatment suggestions for cleaning out earwax,
so we thought we’d talk about some of them here.
Myth #1 – My ears just make too much earwax!
Nope, most people’s ears make just the right amount of earwax. But, if you clean them too often, it can cause the cells that make the earwax to step up and make more.
Myth #2 – Q-tips will do the trick
No they won’t as they can be very dangerous. They push earwax farther down the ear canal until it gets impacted. This can damage the eardrum irreparably. And sometimes the cotton end comes off the stick and gets stuck, requiring professional removal.
Myth #3 – I can just watch some online videos
Take it from us, these DIY tutorial videos from people who are not experts in audiology, or have any experience in hearing health care are NOT worth your time, and may actually cause more harm than good if followed.
Myth #4 – My ears will sort it out themselves
Ear pain and the feeling that they’re blocking sound are both signs that something is wrong and suggest an intervention is required. Have a professional look into the problem so that you get the right treatment early on.
What Happens At An
Earwax Removal Appointment?
At Audicles Hearing Services, we’ve been helping people with their earwax removal for many years. We have three Doctors of Audiology trained to perform this service and we’re happy to say that we have been able to remove earwax in 90% of cases without having to refer the person on, which can be a long and expensive process.
If you decide to book your earwax removal appointment with us, here’s what you can expect:
1. We Give You Our San Antonio Welcome
We have a welcoming waiting room with magazines for our adult patients and toys and games for your children. Once we have a private room available, we’ll walk there with you.
2. We Talk About What You’ve Been Experiencing With Your Ears
So that we can make sure we’re looking after every part of your hearing health, we’ll ask about your symptoms and about any past hearing health difficulties.
3. We Look Into Your Ears
We look into your ear canal with a professional video otoscope. This will show us what’s in your ear canal, and you’ll be able to see what we see on a screen in front of you.
4. We Clean Out All That Earwax
Now for the fun part! We use a curette to scoop out any earwax, which can feel like a very mild tickle. Sometimes, if the earwax is very dry, we may need to use some drops to soften the earwax before removing it, which only ads about 5 minutes to the appointment.
5. Your Ears Feel Good Again!
After all the wax has been removed, your ears should feel “empty,” and you will quickly see how much your earwax was affecting your hearing, as everything should now sound clear. (If it doesn’t, we can do a hearing check to see what’s going on.
Delivering a quick, safe, effective, and mess-free device to remove impacted earwax
Schedule Your Earwax Removal In San Antonio, Or Call With Any Questions
We’re here to make sure your hearing system is working as it should. Call us at 210-820-0525 if you have any questions at all about earwax removal for you or your child, or about anything else related to your hearing.
Alternatively, you can schedule your earwax removal appointment by filling out this short form.
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