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What Is An Earigator?

Earwax is an essential component of keeping your ears healthy. But, it can also be dangerous in high amounts. In fact, if too much earwax is in your ears for too long, it can harden and become impacted. This impaction can result in hearing loss and cause pain and pressure in the ear.

An Earigator Can Help

An earigator is a medical device used to cleanse the ear canal and remove excess ear wax. Only a licensed audiologist should use this device. This is a healthy alternative to using traditional Q-tips to remove ear wax from the ears. The best part is that the earigator doesn't force the earwax further into your inner ear as Q-tips can.

How Does an Earigator Work?

An earigator works by shooting a stream of water into the ear canal. This water is warm to ensure that it's at a comfortable temperature for the patient. The audiologist will have a visual of what they're doing via a camera mounted on the earigator. This is often called an otoscope.
The audiologist will install a catch basin by your ear to catch excess water and ear wax as it's removed from the ear.  They will control the stream of water so that it goes in the right direction. That water removes ear wax from the ear without causing any damage. It's very important that only licensed hearing care professionals use an earigator.

Why Should You Undergo This Ear Wax Treatment?

Ear wax serves many roles in your ear. It moisturizes its outer parts and prevents debris from entering the inner ear. It's very important to have. But, overproduction of earwax can foster a need for removal. Overproduction can occur for many different reasons. These can include wearing hearing aids and cleaning your ears too often.

It's best to speak with our hearing professionals about if earigation is right for you. Without the removal of excess ear wax, it can result in many health problems for your body. The ear wax can block sound from reaching your eardrum. This can reduce your ability to hear. Over time, the excessive build-up of earwax can cause many issues. These include ear infections, earaches, dizziness, itchiness, tinnitus, and even a reflex cough. Scheduling for a professional to remove your ear wax build-up is vital. It can help reduce your risk of experiencing these unwanted health conditions.

Call Us Today

If you're interested in undergoing ear wax removal, then give us a call. Our helpful hearing care professionals will be more than happy to test your hearing. We can even provide you with recommendations if you're experiencing hearing loss.