Most everyone produces earwax, known by its medical name as cerumen. Cerumen is excreted by the outside part of the ear, where it serves the purpose of protecting the eardrum from foreign objects. Cerumen also helps prevent infections. In many cases, the ear canal will produce an excessive amount of cerumen, which can cause an obstruction, reducing your ability to hear and causing problems with your hearing aids.
Our Audiologists are specially trained to remove excess amounts of cerumen buildup using various techniques. In many cases, patients are seen on a regular basis for cerumen management and ear cleaning. Beyond in-office cleaning, we’ll also work with you on a cerumen management plan.