Are you struggling to hear the person next to you? Having to turn your favourite songs up to full volume? If you are experiencing symptoms such as dizziness and hearing difficulties, this could be indicative of an excessive earwax build-up. Ordinarily, this is nothing to worry about; we have compiled this ultimate guide to tell you how you can treat an earwax build-up in Glenrothes, to help you start feeling like yourself again.
What causes a build-up of earwax?
A build-up of wax can be caused by many different environmental factors, including:
– Having narrow or hairy ear canals
– Ageing, as wax finds it more difficult to fall out, and gets harder, as you age.
– A natural tendency to have a higher quantity of earwax.
– If you have bony growths within the outer part of your ear canal.
– Hearing aids, earplugs and any other objects inserted into the ear. This is because they can push wax further inwards.
How do I know if I have an excessive amount of earwax?
Ordinarily, a build-up of earwax manifests in the following ways:
– Hearing difficulties
– An ear infection
These symptoms are not exhaustive; further guidance can be found on the NHS website.
What should I avoid doing to treat an excessive earwax build-up?
You should avoid using objects such as cotton buds, or your fingers, to attempt to remove earwax. This is because this will be counterproductive, pushing the wax further in and ultimately worsening the blockage. Furthermore, there has been no evidence to suggest that methods such as ear candles or vacuums are effective when it comes to earwax removal.
What should I do to treat an earwax build-up in Glenrothes?
Generally, your earwax falls out by itself. However, if it has reached the stage where it is blocking your ears, there are some remedies that you can try to help ease your discomfort. These include applying 2-3 drops of remedies available in-store, such as almond oil, in your ears twice a day, over the course of a few days. Within 2 weeks, clumps of earwax should begin falling out of your ear, especially during the night when you are lying down.
Our Award-Winning Earwax Removal Service
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, we offer an initial consultation followed by safe, painless Ear Microsuction in partnership with TympaHealth, if needed.
Your initial consultation
When you arrive for your appointment, we offer a 15 minute screening process to identify any potential issues within the ear. The consultation will be carried out by our expertly-trained staff. Following this, you will be referred for treatment if any issues are highlighted. However, it is most commonly a build-up of wax that is the source of any discomfort.
Following your consultation, we will then carry out the Microsuction process if needed. Ear Microsuction involves inserting a low-pressure suction probe into your ear; it is the most efficient way to remove any debris or built-up earwax.
If you are struggling to hear everyday conversations, or have to sit right next to the tv to hear it, let us help make your life easier for you: