Q> Do I need to put drops in my ears for days for this procedure?
A> Good question. When you have syringing at the doctors you need to oil your ears for days. However we can just clear them on the day without drops if it’s a moderate build up. However, with young children we do require wax softening drops prior to the appointement – please click here for more information. If you have grommets or a perforation (hole) in your ear drum/s, it is important that you do not place any drops in your ears, unless prescribed by your GP.
Q> I’ve never had a problem with wax until I got a hearing aid, it whistles and I find it annoying. Why does this occur?
A> Hearing aids sit where the wax is made in the ear, the wax can stop the sound of the tiny receiver getting through the ear canal and cause feedback (whistling). When this occurs, it’s time for your regular wax removal appointment.
Q> I’ve had ongoing problems with itchy ears, can you help?
A> Sure, itchy ears can be caused by a variety of conditions and irritants . Dry wax can cause a lot of itching, when you visit our nurses for removal of your wax, they will be able to recommend products or methods to reduce itchiness in the future.
Q> I get terrible pain when flying in airplanes, will having my ears micro-suctioned help?
A> If your ears are blocked with wax, removal may help your ears to equalise during transit, therefore this should reduce the pain. We offer a full assessment of your ear health history and can suggest tips on diminishing ear pain while flying.
Q> I hate getting my ears syringed, it makes me so dizzy that sometimes I vomit, will this happen with micro-suction?
A> This is a general comment from people who experience a lot of vertigo with water syringing. However, the disturbance to balance is very minimal with with microsuction.
Q> I wear ear muffs every day for my job and my ears are getting blocked 1 to 2 times a year. Why?
A> Good on you for looking after your hearing. Ear muffs heat the ear canals up by 700% for some people this make the ears produce extra wax and it needs removing. Studies have shown a build up of ear wax can decrease your hearing by 10 to 25db which causes a mild to moderate hearing loss, so it’s important to have your ears cleared for safety reasons.
Q> Why are there no testimonals on your website or facebook page?
A> Unfortunately it is a breach of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s policy for a nurse to endorse himself/herself for financial gain. Section 133 of the National Law states that a person must not advertise a regulated health service using testimonials about the service or business. Ear Cleaning Clinic has had many clients who have written testimonials and would love to have them displayed, however it is against the law.