Blocked Ears | Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Bedford

Ear Wax Removal – do you need microsuction?

Many people are fortunate and don’t have to worry about having their ears cleaned whilst others will require ear wax removal. Ears are well designed and normally need little looking after to keep them healthy.  They not only enable us to hear, but also have built in systems that efficiently keeps them clean. As a result of this, in the majority of cases, your ears will look after themselves and there is nothing to worry about. However, some people suffer from excessive ear wax, which can result in build upwhich may mean you’re your ears need a little bit of extra help to remove the excess. Here are four signs to watch out for that might mean it is time to book in to have your ears cleared by microsuction.

1. Struggling to hear

There are several reasons why you might be struggling to hear. The first step is to eliminate any obvious causes such as your ears being blocked by ear wax. Sometimes ear wax can form a solid plug that blocks the ear canal and this can have a significant impact on your hearing. There could be a very simple solution to improving your hearing loss by removing excessive ear wax by microsuction so that you can hear more clearly again. Hearing loss can develop gradually or come on suddenly. In either situation, you should get advice to make sure there is nothing more serious than blocked ears causing the problem.

2. Feeling that your ears are blocked

You may feel that your ears are blocked – this is particularly noticeable when you swallow or yawn. This could be a sign that that you are suffering from excessive ear wax and your ears are blocked. Ear wax is important to keep the ears clean but if there is too much ear wax this can become a problem and cause discomfort. Blocked ears can be cleaned using microsuction ear wax removal which is now the preferred way to remove ear wax.

3. Suffering from ear pain

Sometimes pain in the ears can be caused by infections but pain can all so be associated with excessive ear wax deeper in the ear canal. If you have too much wax in your ears, the built-in cleaning mechanism might struggle to remove the excess ear wax. If this continues, it can cause a hard build up of ear wax which forms a plug in the lower ear canal. This plug of hard ear wax can then push against nerves inside the ear canal which can result in pain and discomfort. Once a hard plug has been formed it is unlikely that it will naturally work its way out of the ear and you will need ear wax removal using microsuction.

4. Experiencing darker ear wax

When most of clean our ears, we are used to seeing ear wax that is a familiar yellow colour which is the most common colour of ear wax. Sometimes, the ear wax may appear to be a lot darker than the normal yellow colour. This is an indication that there is debris such as dead skin cells in the ear and the ear wax is doing the job it is supposed to do by cleaning the debris from the ear canal. Excessive debris may result in excessive ear wax which may require the ear wax removal using microsuction. If you have any of these symptoms and worry that you might have excessive ear wax then the best thing to do is book an appointment to see if your ears need cleaning by a healthcare professional. As part of the process, they will examine your ears to see if there is a blockage or a buildup of wax, which could require ear wax removal using microsuction. They can also identify if there are any other issues that may need to be seen by your GP.

As with any medical condition, it’s always best to get problems checked out and to intervene before the situation develops into something more serious. Please get in touch with Clear Ears Clinic on 01234 417318 to book an appointment to have your ears cleared.

Nurse | Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Bedford

Yvonne is a registered nurse with nearly 20 years’ experience and a microsuction ear wax removal specialist.

Yvonne is registered with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

She completed the gold standard microsuction ear wax removal training course at Charing Cross Hospital which is accredited by the British Society of Audiology and ENT UK