If you have blocked ears you’re not alone NICE (National Institute for Health and Care) estimates that 2.3 million people per year need medical help for earwax blockages. Blocked ears tend to affect users of headphones and hearing aids but we sell a range of wax guards to stop earwax from hindering your devices.
A build-up of wax can really affect the quality of your hearing and cause additional problems if it is not treated correctly.
Last week Graham Jones from Norfolk made the local news because he threatened to sue his GP if he had a car accident caused by his blocked ears. He blamed the ’10 week waiting list’ for his plight. If Graham lived in Birmingham he could have avoided the wait by booking an appointment with Veritas Hearing.
What is Cerumen?
Cerumen (Earwax) protects the skin of your ear canal, it traps dirt and slows down the production of bacteria whilst lubricating your ear canal. It consists of hair, dead skin cells, dust and secretions of the sebaceous and eruminous glands. The color and consistency vary. The”ATP-binding cassette C11 gene” determines whether you have wet or dry ear wax.
Why does an Earwax blockage occur?
A blockage happens when there is excessive wax in your ear/s. Earwax usually travels to the opening of the ear, you either wash it away or it falls out naturally and more wax is secreted. If you produce lots of wax and it’s not cleared properly then it can accumulate and block the ear canal.
You can also cause a build-up by using implements like cotton buds because they can push wax into your ear instead of clearing it.
Do I need Earwax Removal?
You might experience the following symptoms if you have an earwax blockage.
- Poor hearing in the blocked ear
- Your ear might feel full
- Ear Infection
- You might feel dizzy
The symptoms above might indicate an earwax blockage but you should contact your GP for a diagnosis.
How Veritas can help with my Earwax problem
You can book an appointment on our website or by calling us on 0121 439 9432.
We remove earwax using microsuction because it is one of the safest ways to clear debris from the ear. Microsuction removes the earwax blockage without the use of water or syringing.
Our service is efficient and pain free but best of all the treatment can be performed in your home or at one of our clinics.
It’s essential to take care of your ears and ear wax removal will help to improve the quality of your hearing and help you to maintain your ear hygiene. So contact us today.
You can read last week’s post here.