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A build-up of earwax can affect your hearing, cause pain and leave you feeling frustrated. Earwax is a natural product, however too much can be problematic and should be removed.

At County Hearing we use microsuction, a safe, easy and pain-free method of removing earwax. A gentle suction pump is used to safely extract the wax from your ear in a comfortable way. It has no contact with the ear canal or eardrum, meaning unlike other methods, there is minimal risk of further complications.

If you’re wondering whether you might need microsuction, here are 5 signs that you can look out for:

  1. A mild earache

Mild pain or discomfort around the ear might be a sign of earwax build-up. Keep an eye on any unusual aches or pains around your ear and if the problem persists, we’d recommend getting in touch.

  1. Tinnitus or ringing inside your ear

Tinnitus is hearing noises that sound as if they are coming from within your ear. How you experience it varies from person-to-person but common noises include ringing, whistling, humming or buzzing. Tinnitus can happen for many reasons, but if your earwax build-up is particularly bad, this is likely to be a key factor.

  1. Clogged feeling or feeling of fullness

If your ears feel noticeably clogged, this could be due to a build-up of wax. Clogged ears could also be described as feeling full or blocked. It’s worth booking in a microsuction consultation if you’re experiencing this feeling in your ears.

  1. Dizziness

If you’ve experienced unexplained dizziness, there’s a chance it could be related to your ears. Feeling unbalanced is a common side-effect of earwax build-up and blockage which will likely benefit from microsuction.

  1. Reduced hearing

A blockage in your ear is likely to cause you reduced hearing and can be easily solved with microsuction. If you’re experiencing a loss of hearing, our expert audiologists will be able to diagnose and treat the root of the cause.

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, please get in touch today. We’d love to hear from you and get you booked in for a microsuction appointment soon.