Ear Wax Removal Ottawa
Although ear wax production is natural, hearing aid users are far more susceptible to wax buildup than others. Each time a hearing aid is inserted it will push the wax in as it enters, leaving a residual ridge at the end of the hearing aid. Over time this can build up and block the ear canal or fill the sound tube of the hearing aid. Both of these lead to reduced hearing acuity.
Our Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists who are certified in wax management have access to several different systems of cleaning your ear depending on the type of wax and the location in your ear canal. The systems that we use are suction, curettes and flushing with water.
Ear wax removal is a service that we provide for all of our existing patients and anyone who uses a hearing aid regardless of where it was purchased.
New Patient Policy for Wax Removal
Please note that we are not accepting new patients for wax removal unless they are currently wearing hearing aids. Our services are not covered by OHIP and due to our scheduling constraints, we are not able to offer wax removal appointments to the general public without extending wait times for our hearing aid clients.
We do understand that having a wax blockage can be very frustrating and can negatively impact your day-to-day activities. We recommend that you see your family physician or visit a walk in clinic to have it removed.