It may come as a surprise to many but it is true; earwax is good for the health of your ears. It plays a vital role in helping combat harmful bacteria and debris which can result in infection.


Earwax is produced naturally by glands within your ear canal. The colours can vary from yellow through to dark brown as it oxidises.


The majority of the time your body will naturally create a healthy amount of wax, although on some occasions wax can compact and become hard. This can potentially lead to issues such as loss of hearing and irritation of the ear canal. In short, too much earwax can block your ears.


Tip: The darker the wax the older and more compact it is.

What causes a build up of wax?


Although the build up of wax is natural, other factors can play a part, meaning too much wax is produced. Having hairy, narrow or ‘S’ shaped ear canals can cause a build up of wax.


The most common cause of wax buildup is in-house removal. People using cotton buds may further compact the wax. Other objects in the ear such as ear plugs, earphones and hearing devices can also contribute.


Tip: Hearing device users are more prone to a build up of wax and should have their ears checked annually.


Problems caused by Earwax


Earwax build up can result in the following symptoms:


• Ears feeling itchy
• Earache
• Tinnitus - a ringing sensation in the ear

• Loss of hearing

• Infection


Earwax can also have an impact on hearing device users in the following ways:


• Damage to the hearing device
• The need to clean your hearing device more frequently
• A whistling noise being produced by the hearing device
• Discomfort when wearing your hearing device



How to remove Earwax


We provide free consultations. If any action is required your hearing aid audiologist will provide advice and discuss the options. Gone are the days of using cotton buds.


Our specialist uses microsuction to remove earwax. Miscrosuction is a quick and safe way to remove a build up of wax. No liquids will be used inside the ear. In the medical profession, this procedure is accepted as the safest and most comfortable method of wax removal.


We aim to offer you complete peace of mind. Should you have any queries or want to know more about earwax, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Simon Falk Eyecare is your local, independent Opticians in Leeds. Established in 1999, we have built up a reputation for our meticulous eyecare.

Using the highest standard of eyecare equipment, our experienced team of friendly professionals is dedicated to providing the optimum quality of service and eyecare, tailored to your individual needs.

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