Ear Wax is a secretion that is naturally found within the ear. It’s purpose is to keep the canal lubricated, and protects your ear against bacteria.
Wax is composed of oil-based secretions originating from the sebaceous and ceruminous glands within the ear canal, it also contains skin cells. The exact amount of each component depends on a variety of factors, such as diet, age, and environment.
The procedure of removing ear wax is called Microsuction. Unlike syringing where water is pushed into the ear, Microsuction is a method where the probe extracts the wax from the blocked ear canal. The Audiologist will use an Otoscope to examine your ear and a probe to “suction” your ear. It is a noisy procedure, but it is not painful. You are required to soften the wax before your appointment, using Earol or other oil based products.
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