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Toronto Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax is a healthy and normal part of the ear canal. Ear wax has antimicrobial properties and its job is to protect the middle ear from foreign substances like dirt and debris, as well as to lubricate the ear.  Ear wax is made from a combination of dead skin cells in the ear canal and the specialized oil secretions made by the sebaceous glands which are found near the entry of the canal.

Symptoms of Ear Wax Impaction:

  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Ringing in the ears or tinnitus
  • Coughing
  • Hearing loss
  • Odor

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s best to have your ears examined by a professional. Never attempt to use Q-tips or any other objects to clean ear wax out of your ears, as you can worsen the problem by packing the ear wax further, and even cause damage to the eardrum.

Professional ear wax cleaning is completed safely with a trained audiologist at the Toronto Hearing Health Clinic. First your ears will be carefully examined to ensure it is medically necessary to have the ear wax removed. An ear wax softening agent will be used if needed to help breakdown the cerumen safely and make the removal process comfortable.

Our methods:

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Ear wax softening agents: the appointment will often, but not always start with ear wax softening drops. They combine glycerol and carbamide peroxide which help breakdown the wax making the removal easier

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Irrigation: water is pushed into the ears using a low-pressure device to safely move out the ear wax. The low-pressure device does not have a PSI high enough to rupture the ear drum and is safe method of wax removal.

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Instrumentation: a variety tools are used to help extract wax, in conjunction with a loop, or a magnified light system to help better visualize the ear canal

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Microsuction: a small vacuum-like device used to free wax from the ear canals

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How Your Clinician Can Help You Choose the Right Hearing Aids

Our audiologists uphold the highest standards of service and customer care. We’ll fit, program and verify your devices and explain how to use them so that you can feel comfortable and confident with your hearing aids in Toronto. We’ll find the best solution, so nothing stands in the way of you hearing better.

  • Degree of hearing loss
  • Ear anatomy
  • Lifestyle
  • Manual dexterity
  • Design preference

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    Contact info

    Toronto Hearing Health Clinic is located in the lower level of the Magenta Health Centre next to Phipps Bakery, inside the Momentum Building

    There is ample complimentary street parking and a Green P (location ID 047) on 125 Burnaby Blvd, behind the Starbucks and Summerhill Market. Please use the code ‘crosstown’ in the Green P Parking App for up to 2 hours of free parking

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