Ear Care & Advice
Tips for looking after your ears
Everyone knows that you should not use cotton buds / ear buds to clean your ears, but this great video shows you exactly what happens to the wax when you do.
It can push the wax further into the ear canal, which can then cause a blockage and the ear wax then builds up.
As tempting as it may seem, we urge people to not use them.
The ear canal produces wax as part of the ear’s protective mechanism. Too much wax will block the sound waves from getting to the ear drum causing deafness and a very unpleasant feeling of blockage. In order to relieve these symptoms and protect this incredible structure the safest and most effective way to have wax blockage removed is with Microsuction using a proper microscope and a suction machine.
At Just Ears we always use a microscope because this gives magnification, depth perception and excellent illumination which are all essential for safe and complete removal of wax.
There are 5 common symptoms you may be experiencing if you think you have a build up of wax.
It is important to seek medical help if you have impacted ear wax. Not only is it irritating, but it can also lead to infections so our advice is to see a professional to avoid this.
Any of these symptoms sound familiar? Maybe you know someone who has these symptoms? At Just Ears, we use a technique called microsuction which is the safest and most effective way to remove built-up ear wax.
You may not think you need to pay too much attention to keeping your ears ‘healthy’ but these tips below will help to minimise ear wax building up.