Professional Earwax Removal in Lufkin and East Texas
Are your ears feeling achy and stuffy? Do voices seem to be far away or sound muffled? The loss of hearing and discomfort could be the result of built-up earwax. If you’re in need of earwax removal from a doctor, we’ve got you covered.
Left untreated, earwax buildup can lead to temporary or sudden hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in your ear, dizziness, headaches, balance issues, infections, ringing in the ears, and/or ear pressure and pain.
Our earwax removal expert at the Audiological Services clinic in Lufkin provides the safest, most effective way to deal with your earwax challenges so you can enjoy better hearing health. We offer comprehensive earwax removal services that ensure the health and comfort of your ears.
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Symptoms of Earwax Buildup
Earwax usually clears itself from your ears when you chew or talk, but it can accumulate and cause blockage and irritation, producing symptoms, such as:
- Aural fullness (stuffiness)
- Muffled hearing
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Balance issues
- Itchiness or irritation in the ear canal
- Decreased hearing aid performance
What Is Earwax and Why Does it Build Up?
Designed to both lubricate and help clean dirt, fungus, bacteria, and other debris from your ear canal, the sticky, wax-like oil known as cerumen, or earwax, is a natural health substance produced by glands in your ears to help keep them healthy. Consequently, there is a delicate balance between having enough earwax and having too much, which is why it’s best to let a hearing care professional deal with your earwax problem the right way.
The cause of excessive earwax buildup can be related to narrow ear canals, loss of elasticity from aging, living/working in dusty environments, and hearing aid use, but the most common cause is the use of cotton swabs in an attempt to clean out the earwax. When using cotton swabs, most people push the earwax deeper into their ear canal, packing it tighter rather than removing it.
In addition to impacting earwax, digging at your earwax with a cotton swab or some other long, thin tube (we shudder to think of what that might be) runs the risk of rupturing or damaging your eardrum.
Our earwax removal specialist has the expertise, experience, and equipment to deal with your earwax the right way. If the production of excessive earwax is an ongoing issue, we can recommend specific products designed to reduce earwax without interrupting or upsetting the delicate balance of necessary earwax production.
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Earwax Removal Process
Maintaining nature’s delicate balance by allowing enough earwax to stay healthy but preventing too much requires the expertise, experience, and equipment of an earwax removal specialist. Earwax removal specialists also have a better view of your ear and special training in various earwax removal techniques to ensure safe removal.
Our primary method of earwax removal does not involve digging and scraping around inside your ear canal with a curette (a long, thin instrument with a wire loop). Instead, the method we use is irrigation, which involves introducing warm water into your ear by using a rubber bulb syringe to soften the earwax and then flush it out. For this, we use the Earigator™, the most advanced ear irrigation system!
There are instances when irrigation is not enough, so to get at particularly stubborn earwax, our experts must use a curette. However, due to our special training and a much better vantage point than you have when you attempt to do it yourself, we’re able to perform this type of earwax removal with the least amount of discomfort to you and without the risk of doing damage to your ear canal and/or eardrum.
For those who struggle with earwax production as an ongoing issue, our doctors of audiology can recommend proven products that are designed to reduce earwax production without upsetting the natural earwax production of your ears.
At-Home Earwax Removal Measures
If you’re unable to get to Audiological Services right away but need some instant relief from impacted earwax, you can find relief at home by using a softening agent like mineral oil and following these steps:
3. Wipe any excess oil from the outside of your ear with a soft cloth.
This process will help soften the wax so that it works its way out of your ears naturally.
Schedule an Earwax Removal Appointment
If you are experiencing the symptoms of impacted earwax, such as earaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, or other symptoms, our professional audiologists at Audiological Services have the expertise, experience, and equipment (like the Earigator™) to safely remove built-up earwax and help you gain control of excessive earwax production.
Submit the adjacent form and we will call you back to set up an appointment to evaluate and safely remove built-up earwax so you can enjoy better ear health and greater comfort. You can also schedule an ear cleaning in Lufkin, TX directly via our website. Don’t let discomfort disrupt your day-to-day life. Reach out to us and experience the difference our team can make.
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