Many individuals use cotton buds and small tools to remove earwax when cleaning their ears. Cotton buds are advertised as ear cleaners but may actually do more damage than good. If you happen to push too forcefully, you might burst your eardrum or get ear irritation.
Technically, cotton buds can be used to clean the ears, but just the outer part. The thing is, most people misuse them and use them to poke around the ear canal to scoop out the wax. As audiologists, we discourage cleaning the inner ear with cotton swabs and other small, pointed objects. Doing so would just push the earwax deeper back in, which could stimulate the glands to produce more wax which could lead to earwax impaction. If you feel that something’s wrong with your ears, or simply want to get your ears cleaned, we suggest getting a professional ear cleaning.
Why is professional ear cleaning good for you?
The best person to provide you with advice on maintaining your ear health is an audiologist. The audiologists at Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center can give you tips on how to clean your ears properly and how to keep them free of damage and infections. We also offer professional ear cleaning and earwax removal services to help put your hearing back on track.
Perks of getting your ears professionally cleaned
One of the biggest benefits of having your ears professionally cleaned is that you don’t run the danger of unintentionally hurting or puncturing your ears. Remember that the ears are highly fragile and that a misstep might have catastrophic consequences, including hearing loss. Through professional ear cleaning, you can set your worries aside and enjoy the cleaning session. It’s pretty much like a spa for your ears!
What to expect from professional ear cleaning?
Professional earwax removal or ear cleaning is generally quick and painless. During the procedure, the hardened wax will be broken down and removed from your ears by an expert using safe, effective techniques. After cleaning, you can expect your ears to feel cleaner and clearer. Any pressure, pain, or discomfort should subside. You could also notice that you can hear much clearer than before.
How often should I get my ears professionally cleaned?
Getting your ears professionally cleaned at least twice a year (every 6 to 12 months) is recommended. Cleaning the ears every so often is not necessary. Keep in mind that, contrary to popular assumption, earwax is not actually unclean. In fact, earwax protects the ears by lubricating them, regulating the pH and acidity of the inner ear while filtering dirt, hair, debris, and other unwanted particles.
It is necessary to get your ears professionally cleaned if an excessive buildup of earwax has caused irritation, pain, or discomfort.
Is professional ear cleaning worth it?
Yes, getting your ears professionally cleaned is very much worth your time and money. Instead of trying to clean your ears on your own, why not let a professional do it? You can have the peace of mind that your ears are clean, safe, and free from any risk of injury, infections or irritations.
Professional ear cleaning in Longmont, CO
Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center provides professional ear cleaning services in Longmont, CO, and nearby locations.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!