Earwax Removal Services by Genstler in Albany, OR
Earwax blockage occurs when earwax (Cerumen) accumulates in your ears or becomes too hard to wash away naturally. Earwax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses that cleans, lubricates and protects your ear canal from trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. Learn more about Earwax Buildup below.
Causes of Earwax Buildup
Earwax blockages commonly occur when people try to clean their ears on their own by placing cotton swabs or other items in their ears to pull the earwax out. This rarely cleans ears and often pushes wax deeper into the ear rather than removing it.
What are Symptoms to help diagnose Earwax Buildup?
- Earaches, Feeling of fullness in the ear, Ringing or noises in the ear (tinnitus), decreased hearing in the affected ear, dizziness or cough.
It is generally difficult to diagnose earwax buildup without a doctor inspection.
How Genstler Hearing Center helps Earwax Buildup
Here at Genstler Hearing Center, we do not directly provide the service of earwax removal. We help diagnose and give professional advice for mitigation. Before moving forward with your other hearing evaluations, we will connect you with your primary care doctor to remove the earwax and reschedule you for a hearing evaluation!
If your ears naturally create a large amount of earwax, we may recommend a medication that helps break-down cerumen, such as carbamide peroxide, to help reduce your regular visits.
Get in touch with the earwax specialists at Genstler Hearing Center to help renew your inner ear and increase your hearing ability today!