Earwax Removal


Earwax Removal

Professional Earwax Removal in Los Altos & Menlo Park, CA

Does it seem like everyone is mumbling? Do sounds seem a bit muffled? Though these are signs of hearing loss, they may also be indicators that you’re experiencing a buildup of earwax that has become impacted.

Cerumen, or earwax, is how your body cleans out your ears. However, it can get stuck, build up, and become impacted, leading to stuffiness and muffled sound as well as dizziness, balance problems, and headaches.

Earwax is a common problem for people who wear hearing aids or use earbuds extensively, as these devices block earwax from falling out of the ear canal on its own. The fastest, safest, and most effective way to get relief from earwax buildup or impacted earwax is to consult our specialists at Pacific Hearing Service for earwax removal in Menlo Park, CA.

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I came here for an ear wax removal after feeling a bit stuffed up for the last few weeks. I called to make an appointment and they had next day availability which was super great! Once I arrived at my appointment, I was seated in the waiting room for about 15 minutes. I had no idea what to expect as I hadn’t had a wax removal before. However, the process was quite straightforward and very comfortable! I believe I saw Dr. Ashley (my apologies if I spelled this incorrectly), and she was very informative and gentle when removing the wax from my ears. It didn’t take more than 10 minutes and I felt so much better afterwards!

- Hannah M

Wonderful experience from scheduling my appointment for earwax removal to actually getting the procedure. My right ear was completely blocked and both ears were getting loud buzz sounds. The doctor was gentle and walked me step by step through out the procedure. I am so thankful I didn’t have any hearing lost. So happy I found Pacific Hearing Service.

- Katie C

Audiologist performing earwax removal

4 Misconceptions/Myths About Earwax Removal


#1 - My ears produce too much earwax!

Your ears produce the amount of earwax necessary to prevent dryness and infection as well as clean out the ear canal. However, the use of some earwax removal products, cleaning too often, and the extensive use of hearing aids or earbuds signals the cells that produce earwax to step up production because your ear canal is getting too dry.

#2 - Cotton swabs are for earwax removal.

You can use cotton swabs to clean around the opening of the ear canal, but when you use them inside the ear canal, you’re likely to make matters worse. Most people push the earwax farther down into the ear canal until it becomes impacted against the eardrum, which can lead to infection or a risk of piercing the eardrum.

#3 - Online videos provide great tips for earwax removal.

If you’re knitting a sweater, adding a deck onto your house, or baking a pecan pie, online videos provide valuable instruction. But online videos aren’t usually made by an earwax removal doctor or individuals with experience in hearing health care. You’re apt to make matters worse or do additional damage, including permanent damage to your hearing, by getting your earwax removal tips from online videos.

#4 - My ears will clean themselves out.

This is partially true, because the natural processes of chewing and talking moves earwax to the outer ear where it falls out or is easy to wipe away. However, when you are experiencing ear pain, muted sound, stuffiness, dizziness, balance issues, or headaches due to impacted earwax, you’ll need the help of a hearing care professional to deal with an earwax removal blockage for safe and effective relief.

Earigator: Safe and Effective Earwax Removal

The Earigator, designed by an Otologist, combines the functions of an otoscope with an irrigation system in order to provide a safe, highly effective, and pain-free way of removing earwax.

Thousands of patients with built-up earwax and impacted earwax have experienced the feeling of the warm water massaging their ear canals with our Earigator system, bringing relief without any of the lingering pain or other adverse effects that sometimes come as a result of using traditional methods.

The Earigator is the easiest, safest, and most effective solution to overcome acute or chronic earwax buildup issues, using state-of-the-art technology and providing benefits like:

  • Self-contained temperature control matches water temperature with body temperature to avoid being too hot or too cold
  • Water pressure regulation removes the risk of damage to the eardrum
  • Magnification with LED illumination allows our earwax removal specialist to see and target earwax issues for easy removal that takes between three and five minutes
  • Encourages those who wear hearing aids or earplugs or struggle with frequent earwax buildup to schedule regular earwax removal appointments, which helps prevent more extensive impacted earwax problems down the road

Because we take the comfort of our patients seriously, the earwax removal specialists at Pacific Hearing Service use our Earigator earwax removal system as the safest, most effective, and fastest means of earwax removal.

Earigator cerumen management system

Schedule Earwax Removal at Pacific Hearing Service

When your ears get plugged up with earwax and you begin to experience stuffiness, muffled sound, and pain, it’s time to turn to the earwax removal specialists at Pacific Hearing Service for safe, effective, and professional earwax removal.

If you need relief from built-up earwax ASAP or need help with ongoing earwax control, contact our hearing care professionals using the adjacent form in order to schedule an appointment for earwax removal in Los Altos, CA, or any of our other clinics.

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