Managing Ear Wax
Cotton buds should never be used to remove ear wax as it simply makes the problem worse by forcing it deeper into the ear canal where it has to recommence it outward migration again. ACE Audiology is equipped to remove ear wax by a variety of techniques. The technique employed is dependent up the softness of the ear was in the canal and its overall volume. For many, simply "rolling" the ear wax out with a wax ring under visual guidance works well. For other syringing may be necessary. More complex situations will require suctioning or a combination of techniques. Whilst syringing is the most common method it does require skilled hands to ensure that it is conducted comfortably, does not induce vertigo (warm water is required) and the pressure applied is optimal.
I regularly check my patients ears at ACE Audiology and take measures to manage their ear wax, including a wax managagement plan, if necessary. My clinic is equipped with all the necessary instruments to manage even the most complex situations.
If you have concerns about your ear wax accumulation please feel free to contact ACE Audiology to book an appointment on 03 9850 8888