Professional Cerumen (Earwax) Removal In Anchorage & Eagle River
If you’ve had the feeling of blocked or clogged ears which is impacting your hearing, then you may have impacted earwax.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone, as a lot of people come to see us with this problem.
The good news is that this is very normal and our bodies actually need this wax for many reasons, as wax is a natural substance that the body produces as protection against bacteria and fungi that could lead to ear infections.
So, on that front, we should embrace earwax, but only in small doses.
If you have an increased amount of wax or worse, impacted earwax, then this can lead to other issues that will challenge more than just your hearing. If left untreated, this can lead to a sudden or temporary hearing loss, dizziness, headaches, balance issues and even ear pain.
The causes of impacted earwax are very different from person to person, but we have narrowed it down to one common denominator: Cotton swabs.
The use of cotton swabs is a huge contributor to impacted earwax. Using these only serves to push the wax further into your ear instead of removing it and definitely leads to buildup, or even blockage.
Throughout our many years of serving thousands of Alaskan ears, we have come across a few myths about earwax and its removal. We want to take this opportunity to address them as hearing care professionals and let you know which ones are true or false.
Dr. Emily was super helpful last year when my son was having trouble with his ears. She is friendly, obviously very educated (and excited!) about ears, and expresses much warmth and care toward her patients. She would be my first call if an ear issue ever came up again in my family!
The Myths & Misconceptions Surrounding Earwax
Myth #1 – I just naturally produce too much earwax!
Myth #2 – Cotton swabs will do the trick
Myth #3 – There are tutorials online that I can follow to remove my own earwax
Myth #4 – My ears can naturally fix themselves
How Does Earwax Removal Work?
At Alaska Hearing and Tinnitus Center, we love to clean ears, and our very own Dr. Emily McMahan is highly experienced in performing the procedure.
Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect at an earwax removal appointment with us:
#1 – A Friendly Conversation
#2 – Ear Inspection
#3 – No More Earwax
#4 – And It’s All Done
Ready To Schedule An Appointment In Anchorage Or Eagle River?
We want to make sure every resident In Anchorage and Eagle River is hearing at their very best. If you or a loved one has any issues with your hearing due to wax buildup, then we are here to help.
To speak to one of our professionals and book your earwax appointment, please fill out the form and we’ll be happy to take care of you.
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