Your ears naturally produce ear wax (cerumen) that protects against infections and keeps debris out of the ear. Under normal circumstances, your body keeps the production of ear wax under control, so there should never be a buildup, but if earwax builds up too much, it can cause pain, dizziness or problems hearing clearly. Improper use of cotton swabs, ear plugs, or even hearing aids can cause ear wax blockages.
As part of any evaluation, a Hearing Instrument Specialist at Port City Hearing will take a look inside your ear canal and assess any ear wax buildup. If an earwax buildup is found, Port City Hearing can remove the wax right in the office with the Earigator™, a safe and highly effective ear wax removal system.
Designed by an Otologist, the Earigator™ combines the functions of an otoscope and irrigation into one, providing the most advanced means of cerumen control. Fully automated temperature and pressure controls make the Earigator™ a safe and highly effective ear wax removal system.
This 3-5 minute procedure is highly effective and pain-free.
Ear wax buildup can harden and cause a blockage, resulting in earaches, ringing in the ears or temporary hearing loss. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please schedule an appointment today.
Port City Hearing offers in-office ear wax removal for $15 an ear. Charges are waived if you purchase hearing devices from us!