Professional earwax removal ensures that your ears are cleaned safely and effectively, providing immediate relief from symptoms.

What to Expect at an Earwax Removal Appointment

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Earwax, Patient Resources

Earwax buildup can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, from a feeling of fullness in the ear to muffled hearing and even dizziness.

We understand that the prospect of an earwax removal appointment can be daunting if you’ve never experienced one before.

This article will walk you through what to expect during a professional earwax removal appointment to help you feel more comfortable and prepared.

Initial Consultation: Understanding Your Symptoms

Your appointment will begin with an initial consultation. Our hearing care experts will discuss your symptoms and your hearing history to get a clear understanding of what might be causing your ear issues.

This conversation is crucial, as it helps us determine the best approach for your treatment.

Visual Examination: Seeing Inside Your Ears

Next, we will conduct a visual examination of your ear canal using a professional video otoscope. This tool allows us to see inside your ear and assess the extent of the earwax buildup.

The video otoscope projects the image onto a screen, so you can see what we see, helping you understand your condition better.

The Earwax Removal Process

There are several methods for removing earwax, and the choice of method will depend on the extent and nature of the buildup. Here’s a brief overview of the techniques we may use:

1. Irrigation

  • Process: This method involves using a syringe filled with warm water to gently flush out the earwax.
  • Experience: You may feel a slight pressure and a sensation of water in your ear, but this process is generally comfortable and quick.

2. Manual Removal

  • Process: For this method, we use special instruments such as a curette to manually remove the earwax.
  • Experience: This procedure can feel like a mild tickling in your ear. It's a precise method that allows us to remove earwax buildup effectively.

3. Microsuction

  • Process: Using a small, gentle suction device, we carefully extract the earwax.

  • Experience: This method is usually quiet and efficient, providing immediate relief from symptoms.

Each method is designed to be safe and effective, ensuring that your ears are cleaned without causing damage or discomfort.

Post-Removal Care and Advice

After the earwax removal, we will provide you with post-care advice to help maintain your ear health. This may include tips on how to prevent future buildups and what to avoid to keep your ears clean.

We’ll also address any questions or concerns you may have about your ear health.

Why Choose Berkeley Hearing Center for Earwax Removal?

Our team of hearing care experts is trained to remove earwax using safe and effective techniques. We prioritize your comfort and health, ensuring that you receive the best possible care.

Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of earwax buildup or simply want to ensure your ears are in optimal health, we’re here to help.

Schedule Your Earwax Removal Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing symptoms of earwax buildup or want to ensure your ears are clean and healthy, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

Our professional earwax removal services are designed to provide relief and maintain your ear health, so get in touch or request a callback today!

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Jonathan Lipschutz Audiologist, M.S., F-AAA, Owner

Jonathan is the owner of Berkeley Hearing Center. He received his bachelor of science in hearing and speech science and a master of science in audiology from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the California Academy of Audiology. Jonathan has over 20 years of audiology and hearing aid experience in both the non-profit and corporate sectors.

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