Ear Wax Week – Day 5

Ear Wax Week – Day 5

Wax Removal

 

As audiologists we are trained in wax removal. We have 2 effective methods of wax removal:

  1. Suction: We use a small suction pump that gently removes the wax from your ear canal
  2. Curette: A curette is a small tool that has either a loop or hook at one end to gently pull the wax from your ear.

Your family physician can also remove ear wax. They most often use irrigation or syringing to remove ear wax. They use a syringe to apply water into the ear canal and this flushes wax out of the ear.

Talk to your audiologist if you have questions about ear wax!

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