Ear wax is a normal and natural process, and helps to protect your ear from dirt and debris. But wax can become an issue if there’s too much or if it doesn’t drain properly. This can cause it to build up in the ear canal, which can lead to discomfort and problems with hearing.
There are a few ways your hearing care professional can remove ear wax:
- Using a curette - a small tool that scoops the ear wax out of the ear canal
- Suction – a specific suction device that removes the earwax
- Irrigation – using water to gently flush out the ear canal
- Ear wax softening drops – ears drops that soften the ear wax, which patients can use at home.