Excessive earwax in the ear-canal is one of the most common sources of complaint relating to poor hearing and even poorer performance of hearing instruments. It is the main limiting factor to the continued satisfactory performance and operation of a hearing aid and up to 80% of all hearing aid repairs are as a result of wax ingression to the device. Unfortunately, earwax and its potential affect upon an individual's hearing ability, or the effective use of a hearing instrument is often viewed with little importance, but at Oxford Hearing Centre we understand the annoyance and irritation this common condition creates for you.
Earwax is removed carefully either by dry instrument under a video-otoscope, or by gentle water irrigation using a variable pressure irrigator or by microsuction using a microscope or an endoscope. The most appropriate method will be used by a qualified audiologist and they are a gentle and easy way to remove unwanted ear wax.