Earwax Removal

Earwax (Cerumen) Removal

Earwax, in general, is normal.

A thin layer of earwax within the ear canal is actually protective, because it helps prevent the growth of certain fungi and bacteria.

If your ear canal produces excessive earwax, this problem can be prevented by regular ear check-ups by our Audiologists.

They can gently remove any excess earwax. Keep in mind that using cotton swabs, bobby pins or other objects in your canal can push the wax deeper, making it more difficult to remove.

Excessive ear wax can result in inaccurate hearing test results. Therefore, it needs to be removed before the diagnostic hearing evaluation. Excessive earwax can cause hearing aids to feedback and can also clog the openings of hearing aids.

If you suspect you have earwax buildup or blockage, make an appointment with one of our Licensed Audiologists.