Ear Wax Removal

Professional Ear Wax Removal Services

Do you find that your ears feel blocked with ear wax? When an excessive amount of wax builds up inside your ears, it can distort your hearing. At Hear Clear Canada, we can assist you with the removal of wax from your ears to help restore your hearing.

What is the procedure for ear wax removal?

Before removing any ear wax, your ear canals are inspected using an otoscope to determine if the wax removal is necessary and possible. If the build-up of ear wax is minimal, it won’t be removed. A small amount of ear wax serves as a physical defence system to trap external debris and keep it from entering through this orifice. However, if there is a significant build-up of ear wax, and the procedure is required and recommended, the ear wax is removed using the following steps:

  1. The wax in your ear, if built up over a long period of time, can become hardened and will need to be softened before its removal. In these situations, ear wax is softened using an oily substance, such as mineral oil. For the best results, it is recommended that you apply the oil a few days before the ear wax removal procedure.
  2. The ear wax is then removed using a very gentle process of irrigation, which helps to flush out the excess ear wax.
  3. In addition to irrigation, special grasping tools, sometimes known as alligator forceps, may be used to help grab the wax and pull it out from the ear.

Will my hearing improve after the procedure?

If there was significant blockage within your ear canals from an excessive build-up of wax, you should experience an immediate improvement in your hearing. Sounds should be much more clear and easy to hear. In some situations, the excessive wax can cause pressure to build-up inside of your ear. Once the wax is removed, a sensation of released pressure may be experienced.

How much does ear wax removal cost?

Removal of excessive ear wax build-up is a simple procedure that costs $45/ear. At Hear Clear Canada, we offer free ear wax removal services to those who purchase hearing aids with us.

How long does ear wax removal take?

The process of a simple ear wax removal is relatively short, usually lasting about 15 minutes. If the removal requires a slightly more complex procedure, it can take up to 40 minutes to complete. This time includes the administration of cerumol to allow the earwax to dissolve as well as time for multiple flushings of the ear if required.

Am I a candidate for ear wax removal?

Before you can undergo ear wax removal, your ear canal must be examined to ensure that you are not suffering from an infection or have any sensitive skin inside of your ear. An ear wax removal procedure cannot be conducted on you if you are currently suffering from an ear infection or have recently recovered from one. Additionally, if you have diabetes you cannot be considered a candidate for this procedure.