Ear Wax Removal Specialists

Budget Hearing Centers has the newest and the most technologically advanced equipment for earwax removal through irrigation, curette and suction. Out of our 1,000 patients, over 200 are earwax patients.
Earwax is produced by glands in the ear canal. Although scientists are still not completely sure why we have earwax, its purpose is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching, and potentially damaging or infecting our eardrum. Normally, the wax dries up and falls out of the ear, along with any trapped dust, debris and dead skin. Everyone makes earwax, but the amount and type are genetically determined just like hair color or height. Smaller or oddly shaped canals may make it difficult for the naturally occurring wax to get out of the canal and can lead to wax impactions.

Earwax Causes

Blockage or impaction also occurs when the wax gets pushed deep within the ear canal. Earwax blockage affects about 10% of people and is one of the most common ear problems. Here are some of the other reasons:

• The most common cause of impactions is the use of Q-tips (and other objects such as bobby pins and tweezers), which can remove superficial wax but also can push the wax deeper into the ear canal not to mention risking puncturing one’s eardrum.
• Hearing aid and earplug users are also prone to earwax blockage.

Symptoms of an Earwax Impaction

• Decreased hearing
• Dizziness
• Ear pain
• Plugged or fullness sensation
• Ringing in the ear
• Itching or drainage from the ear canal

It is important to be sure earwax is the culprit before trying any home remedies.