Wax Removal

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 free of charge for all of our existing patients, anyone who uses a hearing aid regardless of where it was purchased, and for new patients who suspect a hearing loss and schedule for a hearing test.