Earworx is a dedicated professional ear wax removal service available at Wentworth Avenue Family Practice.
People more prone to wax build up include those that use cotton buds in their ears, wear hearing aids, are regular earphone users, or have narrow, bendy or hairy ear canals. For instance, signs and symptoms can include hearing loss, feeling of fullness, tinnitus, itching, pain, discharge, odour or a cough.
So, if you have any of the associated symptoms you should consider having your ears looked at to exclude wax impaction.
How the Earworx Procedure Works
Earwax is a naturally occurring substance that serves to protect and lubricate our ear canals. However, too much of a good thing can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. So, Earworx is here to help. When you visit our clinic, firstly you will be seen by a GP to assess your suitability for the procedure.
If wax removal is clinically indicated, one of our Earworx registered nurses will use curettage and micro-suction to gently remove the impacted wax from your ear canal. The nurse wears ‘loupes’ throughout the procedure, in other words, binocular glasses fitted with a bright light. Therefore, this enables the nurse direct vision into your ear canal throughout the procedure. Above all, this ensures the safety of your ear drum and ear canal. As such, the whole procedure is gentle, dry and quick.
In conclusion, the procedure is suitable for people with:
- Impacted ear wax
- Perforated ear drums
- Problems in the ear canal where syringing is unsuitable
- Hearing aid wearers
- Previous ear surgery
- Narrow ear canals
- Curvy ear canals
- Hairy ear canals
- Skin conditions like dermatitis or psoriasis
So, book an appointment online with our Earworx registered nurse or call 6129 5100.