Why choose Fresh Hearing in Bolton or Haslingden for your wax removal appointment?

Excessive earwax buildup can cause discomfort, hearing loss, tinnitus and other problems. While it might be tempting to try and remove earwax at home, improper methods can lead to significant risks and complications.

Ear wax removal is a medical procedure, and should only be carried out by a qualified professional, ideally through microsuction or irrigation. Dangers of improper ear wax removal include:

  1. Perforation of the eardrum and damage to the ear canal – Audiologists use magnification in order to see exactly what they are doing when removing ear wax. Carrying out ear wax removal without proper training or being able to see clearly may lead to damage and trauma of the eardrum, leading to further complications and potential loss of hearing.
  2. Further impaction of earwax – Home ear wax removal tools, and cotton swabs often push earwax further into the ear canal rather than removing it. This can make the symptoms worse and cause pain, fullness of the ear and reduced hearing.
  3. Infections – Using items in the ears which have not been appropriately sterilized will lead to bacteria and infections of the ear.

Recently, there has been a rise in patients reporting they have tried ‘Hopi ear candles’ to remove earwax. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims that Hopi ear candles effectively remove earwax or toxins from the ear. Studies have shown that the supposed “debris” left in the candle after burning is not earwax but rather a byproduct of the candle itself.

The dangers of Hopi Ear Candles include burns to the ears and face, with the risk of hot wax dripping into the ear canal and causing damage to the delicate ear structures.

Additionally, Hopi ear candle wax may enter the ear canal leading to further blockages and pain, potentially worsening symptoms rather than alleviating them.

Ear wax removal should only be carried out by a trained professional. Insertion of a candle into the ear canal poses a risk of perforation to the eardrum if entered too deep, leading to hearing loss, infections, and the need for further medical treatment.

Fresh Hearing in Bolton and Haslingden provide professional, safe ear wax removal through microsuction, irrigation and manual removal. Our audiologists are experienced, and are able to offer ear wax removal in the safest, most comfortable way possible.

Rather than take the risk, book an appointment today.

Book Now

Fresh Hearing Ltd.