We often see patients who believe they are experiencing hearing loss, but their ears are just clogged with excess wax.

Earwax Removal at Brampton Hearing Aid Services

by | May 7, 2024 | Earwax Removal, Hearing Loss, Patient Resources

If your ears are feeling clogged, you may have built-up earwax. Don’t worry – this is completely normal! While earwax may seem gross, it serves the important function of trapping dirt, dust, and debris that get into your ears. Without earwax, you’d be at a higher risk of ear infections.

While earwax has plenty of positives, too much of a good thing can cause problems. When you have too much earwax, it can become impacted and cause itchiness, tinnitus, a clogged sensation, and impaired hearing. We often see patients who believe they are experiencing hearing loss, but their ears are just clogged with excess wax. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may benefit from a professional ear cleaning and earwax removal.

How Can I Remove Earwax?

If you do a Google search for “at-home earwax removal,” you’ll no doubt find plenty of home remedies. Proceed with caution – some DIY methods could make things worse and even cause lasting damage to your ears.

If you have mild symptoms, flushing your ears with water or using over-the-counter ear drops may be effective. If these don’t alleviate the issue, then a professional cleaning is your best option.

You should never use candles to remove your earwax, under any circumstances. While this method is often recommended as a home remedy, it is completely inneffective and may do more harm than good.

Can I Use Cotton Swabs to Clean My Ears?

I know it can be tempting to get in there with a cotton swab, especially if your ears are itchy. But cotton swabs can do more harm than good. In fact, cotton swabs are often the culprit behind impacted earwax. They push the earwax farther into your ear instead of extracting it, causing more blockage. Your ear may even recognize the cotton swab as a foreign object like dirt or debris and produce more wax as a protective measure.

As a general rule, avoid sticking anything into your ears! As satisfying as it may be to use a cotton swab, a professional cleaning is the best option to help you hear better and keep your ears healthy for longer. If you have frequent wax buildup, you may benefit from a routine cleaning once or twice a year.

Professional Earwax Removal in Brampton, Ontario

If you may be able to benefit from a professional ear cleaning, look no further.

Here at Brampton Hearing Aid Services, our team is equipped with the expertise to gently and safely remove impacted earwax and keep your ears healthy. 

If you’d like to schedule an ear cleaning or if you have any questions we may be able to answer, give our office a call at (905) 791-2203 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Or request a callback, and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon! 

Earwax Removal

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Jill Black

Jill began her career as an audiologist in chilly Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has been a member of the Brampton Hearing Aid Services team since 2004. Jill completed her doctorate degree in audiology through Salus University in 2009. In 2016 Jill became the owner of Brampton Hearing Aid Services.