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Earwax Removal

  • What is earwax
    It is made up of a mixture of shed skin cells, oils and sweat.
  • Where does earwax come from? 
    It comes from the secretions of the sebaceous glands and the apocrine sweat glands in your ear canal.
  • Is earwax bad? 
    No, in fact it is a good thing to have in your ears. It has anti-bacterial properties and works like a protective layer between your ear canal and the outside world. Earwax prevents dust, bacteria or anything else that enters the ear canal from reaching the tympanic membrane or eardrum.
  • When does earwax become a problem?
    If a build up occurs in the ear canal or blocks the speaker of the hearing device.

We are now providing cerumen (earwax) removal using the Earigator™.

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The Earigator:

  • Combines the functions of an otoscope and irrigation into one.
  • Has a self-contained temperature control that constantly regulates the water to body temperature, avoiding any caloric or vertigo side effects.
  • Has pressure controls that ensure it quickly removes even impacted cerumen, while never endangering the ear drum*.

*Contraindications include tympanic membrane perforations, ear pain, ear surgeries.