Professional Cerumen (Earwax) Removal
For Hanover And South Weymouth
Stuffiness, a feeling of fullness, or muffled conversations are common hearing issues almost everyone experiences once in a while. The most common cause in these instances is an excessive buildup of cerumen, also called earwax.
Although earwax build-up can be harmless, it can also be a sign that something isn’t working as it should be within your ears.
That’s why this appointment consists of both a comprehensive hearing assessment to check your overall hearing health and earwax removal, when possible. There may be contraindications that will make it unsafe for us to remove the wax in our office.
The appointment will typically last around 60 minutes and, while the hearing test will be covered by your insurance, the wax removal is not. This portion of the appointment requires an out-of-pocket fee of $75.
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 781-337-6860.
What Is Earwax?
Earwax is a natural substance your body produces to trap unwelcome dirt and debris. It has protective properties, which prevent bacteria from reaching the inner ear and prevents the growth of various types of bacteria and fungi capable of producing ear infections.
In most cases, earwax should be celebrated and appreciated!
However, when you have an over-accumulation of earwax or earwax that has become impacted, then you also might experience temporary hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in your ear, dizziness, headaches, balance issues, and ear pain.
Impacted earwax can be the result of a variety of problems, but among the most common is the use of cotton swabs to “clean” your ears. Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs leads to the earwax being pushed deeper into your ear canal, causing a buildup or blockage.
Busting the Myths About Earwax
MYTH #1 – “My body produces too much earwax!”
MYTH #2 – “Cotton swabs are great for removing earwax.”
MYTH #3 – “Just follow the online tutorials to remove your own earwax.”
MYTH #4 – “My ears will naturally clean/fix themselves.”
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Help Your Ears Help You
The production of earwax is your body’s way of keeping your ears clean naturally. However, when earwax becomes excessive or becomes impacted, it can cause pain and itching, muffled sounds, and lead to infection. Rather than magnifying the problem by trying to fix it yourself, seek the help of a professional.
If you or a loved one is struggling with earwax buildup, put the cotton swabs away and contact the earwax removal specialists at South Shore Hearing Centers.