Ear Wax Removal
Many people who clean their ears go digging with cotton swabs and sticks. They’re easy to buy, they’re marketed for cleaning ears and many people use them. However, using cotton buds inside your ears can actually cause more harm than good – from irritation and infection to a perforated ear drum.
Most people are also misusing them. They’re supposed to clean the outer ear not the ear canal. Using cotton buds inside the ear canal is only going to end up pushing ear wax back causing even more of a build up inside the ears, leading to even more issues.
At Preston Hearing Centre we can remove ear wax safely, using both microsuction and irrigation. All our audiologists are fully qualified in both these techniques and are fully insured.