Following Audiological Assessment //
Many people suffer from hearing loss and seeing an audiologist for full hearing assessment is recommended. If wax is impacting on hearing, we can help by clearing this using safe and gentle methods.
There are also times when you may require further investigation for hearing loss, such as when the hearing loss is asymmetrical or if it is associated with other symptoms. We can also refer on to a local ENT surgeon if there are any surgical options to help with the hearing problem.
Mastoid Cavity Cleaning //
People who have had previous mastoid surgery are more prone to wax build up due to the loss of the natural ear canal anatomy. Due to the risk of infection, syringing is not recommended, but regular microsuction can keep the cavity clean and reduce the infection risk.
Skin Conditions of the Ear Canal //
Many people suffer from eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis of the ear canals. This can present with itchy ears and possible infection in the canal. We can help to treat any infection with microsuction and advise on preventative treatment.
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction //
The Eustachian tube is a small tube which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. If it becomes blocked, then negative pressure can build up behind the ear drum, causing a pressure sensation in the ear and a blocked feeling. Often it is not possible to 'pop' the ear by nose blowing or swallowing. We can help to advise on the best initial treatments for this and if it does not settle we can refer on to a specialist for further assessment.