- 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™.
- 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.