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Earwax Removal

Cerumen, also known as earwax, is naturally produced by the glands in the ears to lubricate the ear canals and keep dust and debris from getting too far down in the ear canal.

Cerumen typically clears itself from the ears, but in some instances it can accumulate and cause blockages. Hearing aid users can be more susceptible to wax build up, which can prevent hearing aids from working at their maximal potential.

Symptoms of cerumen blockage:

  • Earache
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Pressure

If a blockage occurs, it will need to be removed. Dario is an Audiologist trained in cerumen management and has the necessary tools to remove earwax from all patient’s ears.

How to Not Remove Earwax Buildup

People commonly use cotton swabs to try and remove earwax or dislodge a blockage. However, this can sometimes cause more problems as cotton swabs may push the blockage deeper into the ear canal, risking more damage to the ear.